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Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Arthur Schleman

Florida History from Palmetto-Leaves to The Yearling to River of Grass

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The Jewish Underground: Smuggling Refugees from Cuba to Key West

Florida Soul Music Heritage

Florida’s Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad

St. Johns Reads: Book Discussion

Remembering Paradise Park

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Sergeant Dobson

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Florida Family Day

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Maggie Stroud

Race and Change: Women’s Stories

Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (& Steamboats too!)

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories

Florida Soul

Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Henry Plant

BOCA Talk with Taylor Hagood & Evan Bennett

Transparent Waters: The History and Significance of Florida’s Springs

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Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf

Ten Foods that Define Florida

Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered

Florida’s First Ladies

The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs – Documentary Premiere & Panel Discussion

The African Diaspora Experience in Florida

Functionally Literate presents: Akbar Shahzad & Sarah Pinsker

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Sergeant Dobson

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Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered

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Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids

Florida’s Female Pioneers

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Florida’s Female Pioneers

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Edith Roosevelt

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Changing the Narrative of Slavery in Museums and Public History Sites: Adding the Missing Spanish Past

Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories

Florida’s Female Pioneers

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

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Making Chief Osceola: The Abolitionists and the Rise of an American Myth

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Pauline Smith

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Lighthouses of the Sunshine State

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Cassadaga: Speaking of the Dead

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Exhibitions

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

Nov. 13, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, FL

This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna.

On the Steps of History: Florida’s Inaugurations

Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Tallahassee, FL

This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.

Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida's Cattle Culture

Dec 11, 2018 – Apr 14, 2019
Albin Polasek Museum
Winter Park, FL

Explore this exhibit focusing on the art of the cowmen and women unique to Florida, who have historically been called “crackers” or “cowboys.”

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Dec 15, 2018 – Jan 26, 2019
Live Oak Public Library
Live Oak, FL

Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.