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.


English for Families at Hialeah Public Libraries

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library 190 W 49th St, Hialeah

Join Hialeah Public Libraries at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library every Wednesday, January 24 to April 10 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, a hands-on activity, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to register to attend on Eventbrite or by

Preserving Voices: Constructing Local Community

Ferman Center for the Arts 214 N Blvd., Tampa

The Center for Jose Marti Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa hosts the third public program in the Preserving Voices series, which brings alive the tradition and showmanship of the "lector de tabaqueria", or cigar factory reader. This panel, entitled Constructing Local Community , looks at significant articles from the Cuban emigre press of Ybor City and West Tampa during the 1890s as these communities struggled with their dedication

Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad

Avon Park Community Center 310 W Main Street, Avon Park

The nation's first Underground Railroad was established in Florida in the late 17th century, servings as a beacon of freedom for runaway slaves from the American South. Existing before the better-known Northern Underground Railroad, enslaved Africans gained their freedom by escaping and earning asylum in Spanish Florida. This presentation focuses on Florida's early history as a Spanish territory, the escape routes used by runaway slaves, and the black communities they

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