Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

The inspiring story of Dr. Anna Darrow, wife, mother, pharmacist, artist and veterinarian and the second woman licensed to practice medicine in Florida. She braved swamps, alligators, venomous snakes, and dangerous outlaws so she could heal the sick, nurse the wounded and deliver babies in the early 20th century. Carrie Sue Ayvar is a storyteller specializing in presentations in English and Spanish, often told as the costumed Chautauqua Scholar. This

Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607

The early history of European settlements in Florida with a focus on Florida’s rich yet largely neglected Spanish colonization, which began nearly a century before Jamestown with St. Augustine, the first European settlement of North America established in 1513. Michael Francis is a historican and Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and professor of history at USF St. Petersburg. This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program, in

Florida’s First Ladies

The fascinating stories of some of Florida’s most memorable First Ladies, from the territorial period to today, and their impact on the Sunshine State. Meet women such as Rachel Donelson, who moved with her second husband, Andrew Jackson, to territorial Florida in 1821; and Martha Starke Peay Perry, who witnessed the rise of secession at the dawn of the Civil War. Peggy Macdonald is an historian and author of Marjorie

Acting Class

The Alliance for the Arts’ CHANGE program (Communities Harnessing the Arts to Nurture and Grow Equity) trains and provides performance opportunities for minority actors, and intentionally uses the arts as a vehicle to have meaningful conversations about changing issues that affect our community. In this 8-week course, students will learn the fundamentals of acting. They will work with play-writing class as readers for their original plays.

Cultural Conversations: Race Cards

Too often discussions about race are avoided out of fear of offending someone or creating uncomfortable situations. The Museum of Science & History and 904WARD invite you to join us for Cultural Conversations: Race Cards, a program designed to facilitate respectful dialogue around race. With the use of friendly moderators and Race Cards, this program hopes to create thought-provoking and open conversation about race, identity, and social issues in a

Lectures on the Lawn: Mutinies, Massacres, and Shipwrecks

Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources is hosting another cultural event in the Lectures on the Lawn series. Join us at the Starkey Ranch District Park to hear from Dr. Michael Francis on “Mutinies, Massacres, Shipwrecks, and a Hurricane: The Story of the Founding of St. Augustine, Florida” Additional Details: Musician: Mallory Moyer: Nouveau-Folk singer, guitarist and lyricist Food Truck: Aunt Kimmie’s – Panini sandwiches, tacos, nachos, hotdogs, sausages,

Strange Fruit in Florida

Despite its reputation as the “Sunshine State” and a tourist destination, Florida harbors a lengthy and painful history of racial violence. Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University will examine the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida. She will also discuss the role of Harry T. Moore, a strong opponent to lynching who was in favor of civil rights for African

Arthur Ashe: Athlete and Activist, with Ray Arsenault

Join Prof. Raymond Arsenault as he explores the life and times of tennis star Arthur Ashe, a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. Arsenault draw from his best-selling book, “Arthur Ashe: A Life,” named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2018 by the New York Times. Presented alongside the Smithsonian Exhibition, “Hometown Teams: How Sports

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