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

History of the Civil War in Florida

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

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the tenth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Join author Robert Redd on a tour of the lesser-known aspects of Florida during the Civil War in this program. Robert Redd is currently the Cultural Coordinator for the County of Volusia and was the Executive Director of the New Smyrna Museum of History. He has published six books through Arcadia Publishing on history. He holds a

Orlando Book Festival 2024

Orlando Public Library 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando

Join the Orange County Library System for a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library including panels and talks from bestselling authors all over the state and a closing keynote with award-winning author Tayari Jones. Participating authors include David Perdreira, Amar Shah, Jose Pablo Iriarte, Kim Karalius, Vanessa Montalban, Michael Regina, Ana Vecina-Suarez, Elle E. Ire, Taryn Souders, Annabelle, Tometich, Peter Raymundo, and Tayari Jones. Registration is suggested

The Art of Walt Disney

Seminole County Public Library- North Branch

Walt Disney made significant contributions to the history of animation, film, and architecture, not to mention life in Florida. This presentation offers an in-depth look at the art and life of Walt Disney and discusses his impact on the development of cartoons, short- and feature-length movies, and theme parks. Keri Watson is an associate professor of art history at the University of Central Florida and co-executive editor for Panorama: Journal

Orlando Book Festival 2024: Festival Keynote with Tayari Jones

Orlando Public Library 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando

The Orange County Library System welcomes New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jone for the Orlando Book Festival's 2024 keynote address. Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage. Published in 2018, An American Marriage is an Oprah's Book Club selection and also appeared in Barack Obama's summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel was awarded the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known

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