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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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America at Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa

Museum on Main Street Voices and Votes is on view at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center March 23-May 19, 2024. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked

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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

English for Families at Miami-Dade Public Library

Virtual/Online

Join the Miami-Dade Public Library System online every Monday, February 5 through April 15 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 required to register online for all ten classes. Participants receive all ten Zoom

English for Families at Altamonte Springs City Library

Altamonte Springs City Library 281 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs

Join Altamonte Springs City Library on Wednesdays February 7 through 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. To receive the full benefit of the program, it is strongly recommended patrons attend all 10 sessions.

Books By the Bay Festival 2024

Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center 117 E Government St, Pensacola

Books By the Bay, Pensacola's first outdoor book festival hosted by Emerald Coast Writers, welcomes more than 50 authors and featured speakers, booksellers, and library nonprofit groups. Along with readings, panels, and author talks, the day includes a haiku slam, interactive poetry writing inspirited by photos, a children's scavenger hunt, bookmark making and poetry writing for kids. Exhibitors will offer used, new, rare, and vintage books and book-inspired art for

Florida History and Cultural Festival | The DuVals: The First Family of Florida

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

The Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the Florida History and Cultural Festival on March 23. The festival includes several museums, authors, artists, and historical artifact collectors and exhibitors. The folklorist presentation, occurring from 2:15-3:15 pm, features William Pope DuVal who was appointed the first governor of Florida in 1821. DuVal was responsible for establishing a government for Florida, creating a capital, and spreading American culture. Together with his wife Nancy

Voices and Votes Opening Reception at Sulphur Springs Museum

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa

The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center welcomes the Smithsonian's "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America," an immersive and thought-provoking exploration of the evolution of democracy in the United States. Through photographs, objects, film, audio, and interactives, Voices and Votes explores the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government of, by and for the people. This opening event includes comments from local dignitaries, performances by community youth groups, hands-on activities

The Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida

Northwest Regional Library 3151 North University Drive, Coral Springs

Broward County Library presents an illuminating presentation from the internationally celebrated storyteller and teaching artist, Carrie Sue Ayvar as part of the Scholar Speaker Series. Though not always in the history books, the women who helped build, form, shape, and develop the state have inspired hope and possibility. Stories of strong, courageous women like Julia Tuttle, known as the Mother of Miami, or Mary McLeod Bethune, daughter of enslaved parents

A Motion Picture Paradise! A History of Florida’s Film and Television Industry

Halifax Historical Museum 252 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach

Often overlooked in its contribution to film history, Florida has played a key role in creating the modern entertainment industry. This presentation discusses how Florida became a "third coast" to the American film and television industries over the past one hundred years. Starting with the first film pioneers in Jacksonville during the 1900s and 1910s to South Florida's television boom during the 2000s and 2010s, Florida has inspired countless exciting

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