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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, Poetry Out Loud, Prime Time, and more.

Alert: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), some events have been cancelled or postponed. We are working 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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Coffee and Conversations: Florida Water Stories with Dr. Steve Noll

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness
Virtual Event Virtual Event

In this program, the energetic Dr. Noll will explore Florida's long and difficult relationship with water, its attempts to turn land into water and water into land, and the contentious issues involving the Everglades, the Ocklawaha River, political battles with Alabama and Georgia, and the potential impact of sea-level rise. This program is free and open to the public. Dr. Noll will deliver his presentation by Zoom and guests may

Jewish Foodways

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join Dr. Hasia Diner, Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at NYU, as she discusses the development of southern foodways through the Jewish perspective. No registration is required. Visit the library's online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

History of Seminole Alligator Wrestling

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center Mann-Wagnon Memorial Park, 1101 E. River Cove St., Tampa

Everett Osceola, Cultural Ambassador of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, walks visitors through centuries of Seminole history to modern Seminole life. He discusses the rise of alligator wrestling in tourist camps throughout the first part of the 20th century with famous Seminole alligator wrestlers including Willie Willie, the road to Federal Recognition by the United States government in 1957, and the resurgence of alligator wrestling in modern times. Osceola will

Community Project Grant Application Tips and Tricks

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Submitting a successful Community Project Grant application should not be a shot in the dark. Join Florida Humanities Grants Director Lindsey Morrison for a 1-hour webinar that walks attendees through tenets of a successful application, common pitfalls of denied grants, and strategies to ensure your application - and public humanities programming - is the best it can be. This webinar is designed for: a) Applicants recently denied looking to improve

Stories of Florida-Con Sabor!

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center Mann-Wagnon Memorial Park, 1101 E. River Cove St., Tampa

Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, these personal, historical and traditional Florida tales from Carrie Sue Ayvar takes the audience on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, con un poco de sabor Latino, with a bit of Latino flavor! This event is a complimentary program

Coffee and Conversations: Sacred Waters with Dr. Victoria Machado

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness
Virtual Event Virtual Event

This presentation explores efforts to restore Florida's waterways. We will investigate the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. By focusing on issues related to springs and the Everglades, we will dive into the conversations that arise when Floridians view water as essential to their quality of life. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A virtual livestream is

Coffee and Conversations: Weeki Wachee the City of Mermaids with Lu Vickers

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness
Virtual Event Virtual Event

The fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.