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

The Cuban Missile Crisis in Central Florida

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

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the ninth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Lewis Metzger explores how the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the two world superpowers at the time, the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This Cold War nuclear armed conflict was the closest the world has ever come to nuclear warfare. This program investigates the role of military installations like MCO Air

Prime Time Family Reading Time at Chickasaw Branch

Chickasaw Branch Library 870 N Chickasaw Trail, Orlando

Join Orange County Library System's Chickasaw Branch for a six-week reading and discussion program that inspires thought and conversation between children, recommended ages 5-12, and their families. Meals will be provided. Registration is required to participate online or by calling 407-835-7323. This program was sponsored in part by Florida Humanities with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Rachel Carson: Their Books Changed the World

W.T. Bland Public Library 1995 N Donnelly St., Mt. Dora

This program begins in 1941, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a journalist, writing her River of Grass book for money, not to save the Everglades. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, some of the United States' most beloved birds were well on their way to extinction due to pesticides. This program tells how Douglas restored the Everglades and Carson saved wildlife through their writings. Betty Jean Steinhouser has

Honoring Asian American Heritage and Culture

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Blvd., Orlando

The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a celebration of Central Florida's vibrant Asian American community through an exploration of traditional dance with performances by the Chinese American Association of Central Florida, Thuyen May Productions, and LTR Indian Dance. The program will have an introduction, led by Dr. Lanlan Kuang, in which the rich history and importance of performance art within the Asian diaspora will be considered. Come out

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