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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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Treasures from the Aztlan: Hispanic Women’s Voices

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Explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the lives of Latina women. The Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women's Voices explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the lives of Latina women-and how these intersecting oppressions affect women from marginalized communities. Dr. Dominguez-Karimi will discuss the history of the laws and practices that impacted Hispanics. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the

Florida’s Female Pioneers: Women Who Have Shaped Florida

Brooksville City Hall 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL

Peggy Macdonald, Historian and Author, will examine several of the women who have shaped Florida, including Rachel Jackson, May Mann Jennings, Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, and Marjorie Harris Carr. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and

The Autobiography Of Malcolm X: A Series on Race Relations in America Part 1

Bethune Cookman University Bethune Cookman University Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Hosted by Community Healing Project Inc, Part one kicks off a series of 8 discussions based on the literature of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography Of Malcolm X". The series will discuss the past 55 years in America in regards to social, political and racial advancements and their negative or positive effects on African American culture. The program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership

The Post-Pandemic Futures of Latin Nations

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This open forum, led by Nova Southeastern University faculty Dr. G. Nelson Bass and Dr. Ransford Edwards, along with Drs. Sallie Hughes and Calla Hummel, researchers with the University of Miami's COVID Observatorio Project, will be a constructive dialogue on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Latin American politics and economies. This program is funded in part by a Humanities Centers Grant through Florida Humanities in partnership with Nova

Stories of Florida-Con Sabor!

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Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. These personal, historical, and traditional Florida tales will take us on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, with a bit of Latino flavor! This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Pinellas County Historical Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida

History Harvest: Marineland

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum 48 Sevilla St, St. Augustine, FL

Do you have memories of Marineland? Photos? Slides? Brochures? Postcards? Flagler College's Digital Humanities Center is seeking your contributions to tell the story of this local attraction. Join Flagler College between 12 and 3 for their History Harvest, where they will scan your old photographs, slides, and memorabilia. You will leave with your items intact and your contributions made public on the digital archive! Why are your photographs important? Because

The 9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture

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The 9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture celebrates the 100th volume of the Florida Historical Quarterly with an insightful conversation between four esteemed journal editors on topics ranging from the role of the discipline of history in the 21st century to the the future of history journals, and the study of history in difficult times. The four panelists have been or currently are the editors

The Autobiography Of Malcolm X: A Series on Race Relations in America Part 2

Bethune Cookman University Bethune Cookman University Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Hosted by Community Healing Project Inc, Part two continues an 8-part discussion based on the literature of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography Of Malcolm X". This event will focus on the "Effects of The Global Slade Trade." The series overall presents a conversation on the past 55 years in America in regard to social, political and racial advancements and their negative or positive effects on African American culture. The program is

Vintage Florida: Hidden History of Florida

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Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state's rich history. Jim Clark presents a fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. The trip will leave listeners with a new appreciation of their state's past. This program takes place on Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link. Zoom is

Florida Talks: Hometown Teams: Florida Sports History

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The history of sports in Florida in the content of racial and gender issues, the influence of big business, and personal identities Floridians have with their local teams. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and

Voices from Florida- Steve Noll: Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future

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Join us online for a special series about Florida's culture, literature, and community-building featuring items from the MDPLS Special Collections and Archives. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 10 yrs. + Historian Steve Noll will share with us the long and convoluted history of an effort to cross the Florida

Ark Dialogues Panel: Make Thee An Ark and Preserving History in the Time of Climate Change

Marie Selby Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL

On Sunday, October 17th at 3:30 PM, Marie Selby Gardens' Historic Spanish Point campus will be hosting a talk-back panel concerning the performance of an original play, Make Thee An Ark. Enjoy lite bites at our 3:00 PM reception, and reserve your free ticket to the panel today! Ark Dialogues functions in direct conversation with the original theatrical performance Make Thee An Ark hosted in Mary's Chapel at Marie Selby

The Autobiography Of Malcolm X: A Series on Race Relations in America Part 3

Bethune Cookman University Bethune Cookman University Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Hosted by Community Healing Project Inc, Part three continues an 8-part discussion based on the literature of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography Of Malcolm X". This event will focus on the "The Rise And Fall Of Black Messiahs." The series overall presents a conversation on the past 55 years in America in regard to social, political and racial advancements and their negative or positive effects on African American culture. The program

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Florida Talks at the Reserve

Rookery Bay Research Reserve 300 Tower Road, Naples, FL
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The Lunch & Learn Lecture Series hosted at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center invites guests to enjoy a meal in the comfort of the auditorium while learning something new from the Florida Humanities Speakers Bureau. Join us for Rookery Bay Research Reserve's series of three monthly Lunch & Learn lectures in partnership with Florida Humanities. Each month the series will focus on a unique facet of Florida's history and pop

Florida’s Prehistoric Heritage by David Letasi

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Learn how paleontologists discovered Florida's prehistoric past. Using actual fossils, we will examine the history of early marine and terrestrial vertebrate fossil sites and unique taxa found over the last century. Presented live via Zoom. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Leesburg Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of

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

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
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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.

Vanishing Florida- A Visual and Literal Story of Florida’s Lost Wilderness and History

Clewiston Museum, Inc. 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL

Through the use of historical information, poetry, and famous quotes,Kevin Boldenow captures Florida's diminishing wilderness both visually and literally. This event is in conjunction with Kevin Boldenow's current project and exhibit "Vanishing Florida- A Visual and Literal Story of Florida's Lost Wilderness and History".

Kayak Trip with Apalachicola Riverkeepers

Chattahoochee Landing 500 N River Landing Rd, Chattahoochee, FL

A short kayak trip down the Apalachicola River with the experienced Apalachicola Riverkeepers. This program is part of the Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities.

Lunch and Learn with Kay Dennis

Apalachicola Arsenal Museum 1071 Pecan Lane, Chattahoochee, FL

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn series with author Kay Dennis. Bring your lunch or order one provided by Rutabaga Cafe. This program is part of the Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the

The Jim Crow Era

Dr. Martha Bireda examines the anti-black laws and customs of the Jim Crow era and how they continue to influence race relations in the United States. This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Palm Beach County Public Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and

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