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.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work 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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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

Broward County Libraries NEA Big Read Program 2023

Broward County Library hosts a variety of programming for all ages through 2023's NEA Big Read program occurring January and February 2023. Broward County Library selected Infinite Country by Patricia Engel as their Big Read title for adults and two titles for young readers. Programming includes book discussions, a keynote address with Patricia Engel, hands-on activities for families, artist and author discussions, exhibits, and more across all branches of Broward

St. Johns Reads 2023

St. Johns County Public Library System 1960 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine

Join the St. Johns County Public Library System for St. Johns Reads 2023. Now in its 18th year, St. Johns Reads is a county-wide "One Book, One Community" initiative held by the St. Johns County Public Library System that encourages patrons to read, discuss, and experience literature together. 2023's title is Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee. A variety of programming for

EXHIBITION: Bahama Village: Relics of a Fading Community

Key West Museum of Art & History 281 Front St, Naval Air Station, Key West

Key West Art & Historical Society will debut a new exhibition on January 13, 2023, that will explore the history and culture of the often-overlooked segment of the community - former and current residents of Bahama Village. In this exhibition, history and stories will be woven together through various events that shaped the Black and Indigenous cultures of Key West. In the early 1800s and 1900s, the Black and Indigenous

EXHIBITION: An Elegy to Rosewood

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum 10975 SW 17th St, Miami

Following the end of the Civil War, the American South saw a rise in Jim Crow laws. In the town of Rosewood, Florida, these codes prevailed. In 1923, fifty years after the 13th Amendment was passed, racial tensions peaked with a later-dispelled rumor about an assault on a white woman, leading Ku Klux Klan members to track, assault, and kill Blacks in Rosewood. Known now as the Rosewood Massacre, news

2023 Sunshine State Book Festival

Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville

Florida's amazing literary history is celebrated at the Sunshine State Book Festival 2023 hosted by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. Happening January 27th and 28th, the community gathers together with Florida authors for readings, signings, storytimes, and family activities to engage with Florida's literary landscape. On Friday, January 27 from 7 to 9 pm, community sponsors, and the public can meet and mingle with fellow readers and authors to kick

The French Connection

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach

The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The sixth presentation will how the French had a long connection to Florida dating back to 1563 with their colony of Fort Caroline. Campbell Town, Napoleon's nephew, French aid during the American Revolutionary War, pirates, John James Audubon, merci trains and more are discussed in this presentation about the French influence in Florida over the last 500

Keynote Presentation with Author Janis Owens

Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville

Author Janis Owens joins the Writers Alliance of Gainesville at the Sunshine State Book Festival to present the keynote address. Janis Owens is the author of four novels, a regional cookbook, and a book of nonfiction. Janis Owens, the only daughter of a Pentecostal preacher turned insurance salesman, inherited her love of storytelling from her parents. Born in Marianna, Florida, she now lives in Newberry Florida. Owens attended the University

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