Events Calendar

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.

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EXHIBITION: Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando

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

EXHIBITION: Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s “Invisible Immigrants”

Ybor City Museum State Park 1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa

The Ybor City Museum Society is presenting a special exhibit on Spanish immigration that will be on display through November 2023. The exhibit is based on a semi-fictitious book by Tampa native, Tony Carreño, entitled Following Fernando's Footsteps: The Tale of Tampa's "Invisible Immigrants, which chronicles the life of a young immigrant from Asturias, Spain to Tampa via Havana, Cuba. Exhibit topics include the six phases of immigration beginning with

Miami Book Fair 2022

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 NE Second Ave., Miami

Miami Book Fair presents the 39th annual Miami Book Fair November 13 through November 20. An eight-day celebration of, for, and by authors, books, and people who love them. The Fair features more than 400 authors and presenters from across the country and globe; nearly 150 in-person and on-demand programs delivered in English, Spanish (through the IberoAmerican Authors program), and Haitian Creole and French (through the ReadCaribbean program); the signature

Miami Book Fair: Ada Limón in Conversation with Robert Casper

Virtual/Online

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Ada Limon, recently appointed U.S. poet laureate, in conversation with Robert Casper, head of poetry and literature at the Library of Congress, as Limon discusses her most recent title, The Hurting Kind: Poems. Ada Limon became the 24th poet laureate of the United States in July 2022. She is the author of several poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle

Coffee & Conversations: Will’s Pub and the Orlando’s Underground

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando

The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a curator talk with Jeremy Hileman, History Center assistant curator, and Orlando music scene veteran Will Walker for a very special tour of the latest exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Figurehead tells the story of how the musical promotion company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Jeremy and Walker

Coffee & Conversations: Will’s Pub and the Orlando Music Scene

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando

The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a curator talk with Jeremy Hileman, History Center assistant curator, and Orlando music scene veteran Will Walker for a very special tour of the latest exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Figurehead tells the story of how the musical promotion company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Jeremy and Walker

The Fighting Baileys: Florida’s Black Military Experience

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa

During World War II and Korean War, seven brothers from a black Punta Gorda family served overseas. Yet, the family received no acclaim for over fifty years for their exploits. From a high-flying Tuskegee airman to a grunt in the Red Ball Express, the Bailey brothers' struggles in a Jim Crow south speak to the hidden and ongoing struggle to accord black Americans in their place in the military. Parking

Exhibit Opening: Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s Invisible Immigrants

Ybor City Museum State Park 1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa

The Ybor City Museum Society is hosting the unveiling of a new exhibit entitled "Following Fernando's Footsteps: A tale of Tampa's Invisible Immigrants." Thousands of Spanish immigrants settled in Tampa at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Many worked in the cigar industry or provided goods and services to those who did. The Spaniards prospered in Tampa and shared their unique culture and traditions, which

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