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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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

The Impact of Mary McLeod Bethune on the Daytona Beach Area

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

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the third program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Attendees can learn from Dr. Len Lempel how Mary McLeod Bethune and her school, The Daytona Literary and Industrial School for Negro Girls, immediately impacted Daytona upon her arrival in the city in 1904. The program focuses on Bethune and her school's impact in fostering greater interracial communication in Daytona, the promotion of racial integration, empowering and

The Sweetheart State: Florida Lore

Palm Coast Community Center 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

From the Ashley Gang to the Devil's Millhopper and the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge, Florida folk culture is brimming with fascinating characters and situations almost too amazing to be true. But are they true? This presentation is a dynamic performance from a master storyteller and professor who brings these legends to life and discusses their importance and whether it may not matter if they are fact or fiction. Dr. Neile

Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place 1821 NW 21st Ave., Ocala

The nation's first Underground Railroad was established in Florida in the late 17th century, serving 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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