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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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“Broadcasting Hope” Public Media Grants

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Florida Humanities' "Broadcasting Hope" Public Media Grant provides up to $20,000 in funding to Florida public media stations to produce impactful public media humanities productions that share how local communities are coming together through the humanities to inspire hope, shift perspectives, and foster unity. Join Florida Humanities Grants Director Lindsey Morrison for this 1-hour webinar to learn more about this NEW and exciting grant opportunity for public media stations, what

Food Memories of Asia

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In this final conversation of the series, we will celebrate the cultural heritage and cuisine of Asian Americans in Gainesville. Using food as a focal point, this discussion examines the possibilities and challenges of maintaining a sense of culture and home in Gainesville.

Braver Angels Red/Blue Workshop – Part II

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This is Part II of an intensive online workshop that brings together Red (conservative or Republican-leaning) and Blue (liberal or Democratic-leaning) citizens for moderated activities and structured discussions that reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, build relationships and find common ground through listening and learning rather than declaring and debating. Registering for Part 1 will automatically include you in Part II of the workshop. This workshop is conducted on two separate

Rotunda Rendezvous featuring Connecticut’s Old State House

Celebrate National Preservation Month with a very special Rotunda Rendezvous from the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in Tallahassee and Connecticut's Old State House in Hartford! Gather with us virtually "under the dome" at these two sites of American democracy to hear our unique stories and common themes. After extensive preservation projects, both former Capitol buildings opened as museums that provide civic education experiences for all ages today. To participate in

Created Equal: Stretching Towards Freedom, A Conversation About Florida Emancipation Day

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As part of the award-winning Club of Honest Citizens series, the Leon County Government, The Village Square, and Tallahassee Museum will host the sixth annual "Created Equal: Stretching Towards Freedom, A Conversation about Florida Emancipation Day" on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Our panel discussion for the evening will include guest historians, Dr. Larry Rivers from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Dr. Paul Ortiz from the

Funding Opportunities to Compliment Smithsonian’s Water/Ways Exhibit

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The Smithsonian is coming to town! From June 2021 - September 2022, Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street exhibit, Water/Ways, will be touring 7 communities across Florida. To complement this exhibit, Florida Humanities is encouraging nonprofits, public institutions and cultural organizations in the host communities to consider applying for Florida Humanities funding to support complementary public humanities programming on water and the environment. Join Florida Humanities Grants Director Lindsey Morrison

So You Want to Apply for Florida Talks?

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Are you thinking of applying for Florida Talks and looking for some application tips and tricks, or curious if this templated speakers' program is right for your organization? Join Grants Director Lindsey Morrison and Florida Talks Grant Manager Lisa Lennox for our 1-hour informational webinar! This webinar is designed for: Previously denied Florida Talks applicants looking to improve their proposals for future grant deadlines, New applicants looking to apply for

Documenting History, Acknowledging a Legacy: Miami Black Arts Workshop Community Conversation

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Please join the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and several experts to document, celebrate, and honor the incredible legacy of the Miami Black Arts Workshop (MBAW), a Black artistic collective founded on the campus of the University of Miami and established in West Coconut Grove, from 1969-1985. In conjunction with the museum's exhibition, "Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove," this conversation brings four

Community Project Grant Application Tips and Tricks

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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

The Gulf and The Eagle

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The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth-largest body of water in the world. While also a critical space for commercial activity, the gulf also serves as the home for a host of bird and wetland species. Jack E. Davis, Professor of History and Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities at the University of Florida, will share how the Gulf of Mexico plays an integral part of the nation's environmental story.

Expanding Waters

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Our current waters are rising and getting warmer. They fuel the intensification of hurricanes and the flooding of our lands. Art helps to create a conversation by making the invisible visible. Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, a team of artists, will carry you through their fascination with water and water-related phenomenon and issues through this presentation. You will see some of their early work through to their current work from

Stretching Toward Freedom: A Conversation about Florida Emancipation Day

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The 6th event in the annual "Created Equal" series - offered by Leon County and The Village Square with support from Florida Humanities (including facilitation by Keith Simmons) features prominent historians marking this momentous history and considering how we continue to stretch toward freedom today. The panel included Florida A&M University's Dr. Larry Rivers, University of Florida's Dr. Paul Ortiz, and the founding director of John G. Riley Museum and

Florida’s Healing Waters

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Rick Kilby will discuss his latest book, Florida's Healing Waters: Gilded Age Mineral Springs, Seaside Resorts & Health Spas, a historical account of a little-known time in Florida history when tourists poured into the state in search of good health. Kilby will explore the phenomena of "taking the waters" during a golden age of bathing in Florida when the state was a prime destination for visitors seeking restoration and romance

State of Water, State of Mind

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Amid a scourge of pollution a half-century ago, the United States and Florida passed bedrock water legislation with the Clean Water Act at the federal level and the state’s sweeping water and land-management laws of 1972, some of the strongest in the country. As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of these water laws and celebrate their triumphs, our waters face new challenges. Florida-based author Cynthia Barnett has written four books that span the hydrologic cycle, from freshwater to rain to her new book on the sea, The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans. In our final “Let’s Talk About Water Lecture,” Barnett, an environmental journalist in residence at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, will weave together lessons from the past and new challenges for the future. Her closing lecture, State of Water, State of Mind, reflects on water as Florida's defining element--and how citizens can get more engaged with our state's most precious resource.

Water/Ways Grand Opening and Family Day

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness

Come one, come all to Family Day at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum! This special event coincides with the grand opening of the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibit Water/Ways, brought to our community by the Florida Humanities. We are partnering with the City of Inverness to make this a day you won't soon forget. Enjoy highly acclaimed professional storyteller Katie Adams perform a collection of the best pirate tales,

Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

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

Not long ago, a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. The story of what happened features a variety of odd characters, a twisty plot and a rare hopeful ending for Florida's state

Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Southern Foodways

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Join Dr. Sarah Fouts, University of Maryland Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies, as she discusses the influence Caribbean cultures have had on southern foodways, and vice versa. No registration required. Visit the library's online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit 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

African American Southern Foodways

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Join Dr. Martha Bireda, Director of the Blanchard House Museum in Punta Gorda, Florida, as she discusses the development of southern foodways through the African American perspective. No registration required. Visit the library's online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit 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. Any

Indigenous Southern Foodways

Join Dr. Margaret Scarry, Director, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as she discusses the impact Indigenous cultures have had on the foods and flavors used to create southern food. No registration is required. Visit the library's online calendar for the Zoom link. For more information, visit or call 561-868-7701. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida