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In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, Poetry Out Loud, Prime Time, and more.

Alert: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some events have been cancelled or postponed. We are working to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

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Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Florida Talks at the Reserve

Rookery Bay Research Reserve 300 Tower Road, Naples
Virtual Event Virtual Event

The Lunch & Learn Lecture Series hosted at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center invites guests to enjoy a meal in the comfort of the auditorium while learning something new from the Florida Humanities Speakers Bureau. Join us for Rookery Bay Research Reserve's series of three monthly Lunch & Learn lectures in partnership with Florida Humanities. Each month the series will focus on a unique facet of Florida's history and pop

Florida’s Prehistoric Heritage by David Letasi

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Learn how paleontologists discovered Florida's prehistoric past. Using actual fossils, we will examine the history of early marine and terrestrial vertebrate fossil sites and unique taxa found over the last century. Presented live via Zoom. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Leesburg Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of

Coffee and Conversations: Weeki Wachee the City of Mermaids with Lu Vickers

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness
Virtual Event Virtual Event

The fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Vanishing Florida- A Visual and Literal Story of Florida’s Lost Wilderness and History

Clewiston Museum, Inc. 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston

Through the use of historical information, poetry, and famous quotes,Kevin Boldenow captures Florida's diminishing wilderness both visually and literally. This event is in conjunction with Kevin Boldenow's current project and exhibit "Vanishing Florida- A Visual and Literal Story of Florida's Lost Wilderness and History".

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