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, and more.
Alert: Due to Hurricane Ian, some events have been canceled 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.
The Orange County Regional History Center has organized a new special exhibition titled Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter "Figurehead" invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. "Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground" tells the story of how the company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Utilizing the extensive Figurehead
Join Tampa-Hillsborough County Library in person for this family literacy program to practice reading with your child(ren) and learn English vocabulary for everyday use. Recommended for all ages! This free class meets twice a week for 5 weeks: Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 PM from September 12 to October 14, 2022. Free books will be provided to registered attendees. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends
Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations (ACCORD) is hosting speakers series called "From These Roots We Thrive: A Multi-Generational Charge To Preserve African American History. The first talk will present Dr. Yanela G. Mcleod (Florida A&M University) for a Q&A and small group discussion on the societal impacts of preserving African American History. Dr. Mcleod will discuss her current work in social history, journalism and film that highlights the
The Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum is hosting a free public opportunity to "Ask a Fisherman." Are you curious about local fishing? Come speak to commercial fishermen about what they catch and how they target specific fisheries. Ask questions about equipment used and what they've seen out on the water. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate. This event will be held during the Florida Maritime Museum's 24th
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture series in collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library. This lecture is the fourth in a 4-part series titled: Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s. The 1960s took folk music to another level. It was no longer simply a means to pass along traditional folklore, but rather a new genre to go mainstream. While the history of