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: 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.
The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Blues Museum. Entitled "Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era," this exhibition showcases the hardships and inequality Black Blues musicians faced while traveling to play concerts in the Jim Crow era. For Black blues musicians, touring was among the only ways to make money from their music. However, traveling as
Miami Beach Pride and HistoryMiami Museum have partnered to present a second opportunity to see the exhibition The Legacy Couples Project: 400+ Years of LGBTQ Love. Featuring on-camera interviews, personal memorabilia, and audio-recorded stories told to four queer youth from the YES Institute, the exhibition brings to light a community's story of struggle, perseverance, love, and hope told through the stories of 14 same-sex couples. The stories of these couples,
The LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gulfport Public Library is hosting the third in its six-part SpeakOut series with a focus on the "Intersections of LGBTQ Identity and Art." While conversations about artistic talent have traditionally centered on white males, whether gay or not, these stereotypes are challenged more and more today. Multimedia artist Saudade Toxosi and former gallery owner Steve Glassman examine the challenges faced by artists who are
Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles by David Powell recounts the first-person stories of people who witnessed the arrival of 600,000 Cuban refugees who came to the United States between 1959 and 1973. During the event, Powell will be joined by fellow author and noted Florida historian Gary Mormino, Ph.D., to discuss why so many left, how families prepared, and what they faced when they
English for Families is a series of classes designed for caregivers and their children ages 6-12. This series focuses on developing English vocabulary and literacy skills through fun and interactive storytelling. Classes will be held at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library (2801 Newtown Blvd.) Registration Required. Participants will receive a variety of resources and books to assist them with their continued language learning after the completion of
HistoryMiami Museum and Miami Beach Gay Pride are hosting an engaging workshop inspired by the Legacy Couples Project: 400+ Years of LGBTQ Love exhibition. Attendees are encouraged to bring a meaningful item that reflects the themes of love and relationships. During the story exchange, participants will share the story inspired by their object, and together, will create a pop-up exhibition to be displayed during the event. Legacy Couples Project: 400+
Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda and Valencia College are partnering together to provide a series of panel discussions called "African Influence in the Caribbean." During this fourth program, scholars and area experts will discuss how West African dances have influenced the Afro-descendant dances in the Caribbean. Special focus will demonstrate the parallels and exchange of musical and dance traditions in Puerto Rican and Nigeria. Professor Eric Wright (Valencia
Join Tampa-Hillsborough County Library in person for this family literacy program to practice reading with your child(ren) and learn English vocabulary for everyday use. Recommended for all ages! This free class meets twice a week for 5 weeks: Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 PM from September 12 to October 14, 2022. Free books will be provided to registered attendees. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends