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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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
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
Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations (ACCORD) is hosting a third weekend of its Fall speakers series. This third event will be a special screening of the full feature documentary entitled, "Echoes Of A Dream: The Historical & Spiritual Perspective of The Civil Rights Movement." Following the screening, there will be an open discussion with the film producer Motown Maurice on the impact of the civil rights movement on
The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The fourth presentation in this series is based on James C. Clark's book Presidents in Florida. Attendees will learn how many of America's presidents had strange relationships with Florida-such as how George Washington had nothing but trouble with it, and how Thomas Jefferson tried to steal it. Abraham Lincoln hoped it would win him re-election. Franklin Roosevelt
The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a Family Day to coincide with their new exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Rock out with the whole family and explore Central Florida's musical past! Additionally, guests will enjoy exciting activities engaging crafts for all ages throughout the museum. Get your body moving with fun dance games, make a pet "punk" rock to take home, design your own pins
The Aluna Art Foundation is hosting a talk with fiber artists Pip Brant, Aurora Molina, and Evelyn Politzer, moderated by Adriana Herrera, cofounder of Aluna Art Foundation. They will discuss politically-charged fiber arts and ways of exploring the relationship between gender, history, and fiber ancestral traditions and their relationship with contemporary textile art. The talk has been organized in partnership with Threading the City, a fusion of the Fiber Artist