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: 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

EXHIBIT: An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching

Museum of Science and History Jacksonville 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville

An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching is an updated and redesigned "Signature Exhibit" curated by Museum of Science and History Jacksonville in partnership with 904WARD and with contributions of content by the Equal Justice Initiative. The exhibit tells the stories of eight confirmed lynchings that occurred in Jacksonville, FL between 1900-1925, including local reactions to the incidents and formal advocacy from local leaders; most notably James Weldon

English for Families at Altamonte Springs City Library

Altamonte Springs City Library 281 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs

Join Altamonte Springs City Library on Wednesdays October 4 through December 13 for English for Families. English for Families is a multi-week series of interactive classes for families focusing on developing vocabulary and literacy skills through story reading. Each class features a lesson centered around a children's book that participating families get to take home, a hands-on activity, and refreshments. All are welcome but registration is required. No class will

Off the Page Literary Celebration

Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources and the Library Foundation for Sarasota County hosts the Off the Page Literary Celebration. Off the Page includes two weeks of programming from November 1 through 18 featuring best-selling authors Neil Gaiman, Sam Kean, Sarah McLean, Sarah Penner, and Raina Telgemeier.. This event includes local authors, writing workshops, book signings, panels, and more across all 10 county library branches. Participating authors and presenters include:

Off the Page: Local History and Book Discussion with Ron Prouty and Peggy Donho

The History Center at Osprey Library 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey

The History Center at Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point presents a conversation with authors Ron Prouty and Peggy Donho as part of "Off the Page Literary Celebration." Local authors Ron Prouty and Peggy Donho discuss the research behind their book Miguel's Bay: The Pioneer Tale of Miguel and Frederica Guerro. Miguel Guerro, a Menorcan sailor born in 1817 established a fishing rancho on Terra Ceia Island off the west

Off the Page: So You Want to Write Kid Lit?

Fruitville Library 100 Apex Rd., Sarasota

Fruitville Library presents the So You Want to Write Kid Lit? author panel as part of the "Off the Page Literary Celebration." Award-winning children's authors and writing teachers Dianne Ochiltree, Ryan Van Cleave, and Sylvia Whitman tell participants everything they need to know about writing for children—whether it is picture books, middle grade fiction, nonfiction, or young adult novels. Join them for an overview of the field, including how to

“Once Upon a Time in Florida” Book Tour, Panel One

Florida Historic Capitol Museum 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee

Join Florida Humanities and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises, the new 330-page anthology published to commemorate Florida Humanities' 50th anniversary. The Florida Humanities Center for the Book's Anthology Book Tour unites Jacki Levine, the anthology's editor, with scholars and writers whose stories were chosen from the deep FORUM archives to appear

Off the Page: Mystery Night with Oceanview Publishing

Selby Library 1331 1st St., Sarasota

Selby Library hosts a panel discussion all about mysteries with Oceanview Publishing as part of the "Off the Page Literary Celebration." Oceanview is an independent book publisher specializing in the best in mystery, thrillers, and suspense. Founding partners Bob and Pat Gussin are joined by authors Don Bruns, Susan Klaus, and Ward Larsen to discuss the exciting twists and turns of mystery. Bob Gussin never let his Ph.D. and position

Preserving Voices: Representations of Revolution

Virtual/Online

The Center for Jose Marti Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa is hosting the second public program in the Preserving Voices series, bringing alive the tradition and showmanship of the "lector de tabaqueria," of the cigar factory reader. This panel looks at the significant articles from the Cuban emigre press of Key West and New York City during the 1880s as these communities conspired to gain independence from their

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