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.


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

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America

Museum of Science and History 1025 Museum Cir., Jacksonville

The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents the exhibition "The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America" which tells the stories of eight men who were lynched in Duval County, Florida between 1909 and 1925. This exhibition also includes stories provided by the Equal Justice Initiative, an interactive map of confirmed lynchings, highlights and discussion prompts regarding the 2022 Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, and a powerful collection of

EXHIBITION: An Elegy to Rosewood

Hannibal Square Heritage Center 642 W New England Ave, Winter Park

Organized and curated by Curator Amy Galpin and Yady Rivero, Assistant Curator, Frost Art Museum in Miami, with Florida International University (FIU) Professor M. Alexandra Cornelius, the Creale School of Art and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Presents "An Elegy to Rosewood," an exhibition in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the Rosewood Massacre. Comprised of photographs and heirlooms from the Jenkins family, this groundbreaking exhibition explores the Jenkins family story

Summer Reading 2023: Kids Read Aloud Book Club

Gulfport Public Library 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport

The Gulfport Public Library hosts a weekly book club for kids every Friday at 3 pm. Participants take turns reading aloud from the chosen titles and get to bring the book home with them at the end of the session (quantities limited). All participants should have a second grade reading level or higher. Titles — chosen from the Collaborative Summer Reading Program 2023 recommended reading list — for the meetings

Elizabeth Robins Diary Podcast Listening Party

Chinsegut Hill Retreat 22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd, Brooksville

Hear Episode 6 of The Elizabeth Robins Diary podcast one week early! Episode 6, entitled "Home of the Tangerine" features Brooksville's Jim Kimbrough. Kimbrough is a descendant of Francis Ederington, the man responsible for building the manor house at Chinsegut. The Elizabeth Robins Diary podcast explores the people and events of the 1870s through the 1950s through the lens of writer and actress Elizabeth Robins. James Henry Kimbrough is a

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