Events Calendar

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: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work 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.

EXHIBITION: The Legacy Couples Project: 400+ Years of LGBTQ Love

HistoryMiami Museum 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL

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,

Community Cultural Education: Community Conversation

Museum of Science & History 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL

Using 904WARD's award-winning "Race Cards" activity, participants can engage in small-group discussions about bias and the ways communities can work together to achieve common objectives. Registration is suggested but not required. Free admission and parking. Light refreshments are provided. Community Cultural Education programming at MOSH is part of an ongoing commitment to promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility throughout Northeast Florida communities. MOSH has partnered with local organizations and and

Ronelle’s Books: “Yekl” by Abraham Cahan

Pempbroke Pines Jewish Center 1200 SW 136th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University in collaboration with Pembroke Pines Jewish Center is hosting a literature session. Join Ronelle Delmont for an engaging discussion and in depth analysis on "Yekl" by Abraham Cahan (1860-1951) and published in 1896 by the founder of the Forverts newspaper. It is a work of realistic fiction that draws attention to complicated issues of immigrant assimilation in New York at the

Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a virtual lecture. This 60-minute presentation is based on Dr. Marcia Jo Zerivitz's seminal book, the first comprehensive history of the Jews of Florida from colonial times to the present -a sweeping tapestry of voices spanning centuries. Despite not being officially allowed to live in Florida until 1763, Jewish immigrants escaping expulsions and exclusions were among the earliest settlers.

CFK Poetics Lecture featuring Adrian Matejk

The College of the Florida Keys 5901 College Road, Key West, FL

The College of the Florida Keys is hosting CFK Poetics, a series that aims to develop awareness of an immersion in the humanities landscape by connecting students and the community with poetry on the national level in a way that is immediate to their own experiences. Since 2019, visiting poets have come to Key West or appeared virtually to share their work and have conversations with the student body as

CFK Poetics featuring Adrian Matejka, Lecture 2

The College of the Florida Keys 5901 College Road, Key West, FL

The College of the Florida Keys is hosting CFK Poetics, a series that aims to develop awareness of an immersion in the humanities landscape by connecting students and the community with poetry on the national level in a way that is immediate to their own experiences. Since 2019, visiting poets have come to Key West or appeared virtually to share their work and have conversations with the student body as

EXHIBITION: Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL

The Orange County Regional History Center has organized a new special exhibition titled Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter "Figurehead" invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. "Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground" tells the story of how the company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Utilizing the extensive Figurehead

Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s – Part I

Brockway Memorial Library 10021 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture series in collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library titled "Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s." Born in 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan would go on to become an iconic figure in pop culture. Many would say he is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. Join Michael Stock on an exploratory journey of

The Story of Figurehead: A Panel Discussion

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL

The Historical Society of Central Florida is hosting a panel discussion to coincide with their new exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Get the inside story behind the music scene as with pioneers of the Figurehead era who were instrumental in promoting shows, establishing concert venues, and releasing local music through their own record label. Panel members will discuss the community-driven effort to create a thriving music subculture

Community Cultural Education: Immigration and Refugee History

Museum of Science & History 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL

The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents a conversation with WeaveTales. Participants hear information about immigration trends and history in Northeast Florida and engage in small group discussions about how people have been included in and become vital parts of Jacksonville's communities. Registration is suggested but not required. Admission and parking are free. Light refreshments provided. Community Cultural Education programming at MOSH is part of an ongoing commitment to

English for Families

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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

English for Families

New Port Richey Public Library 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL

English for Families is a ten-week series of interactive for parents and children (ages 6-12) that focuses on developing English vocabulary and literacy skills through strategic and fun story reading. Each class will also provide a light meal and refreshments. Participants must commit to attending most of the sessions. Registration is required. Please only register one parent to reserve your family's spot. This program is a partnership between the Florida

Afro-Caribbean Migration to Florida

Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture. On Afro-Caribbean migration to Florida. This program will examine the migration and settlement patterns of the various Afro-Caribbean peoples who made Florida their home and their contributions to its history and culture. This lecture is part of a large programming effort organized by OLLI and their local partners to host in-person and virtual events that explore the

English for Families at Palm Springs Public Librarry

Palm Springs Public Library 217 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL

Join the Palm Springs Public 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 once a week for 10 weeks on Thursdays from September 15 to November 17, 2022. Registration is encouraged but not required. This English for Families program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Palm Springs

Families at Work: Intergenerational Latino Business

Nova Southeastern University 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Nova Southeastern University Center is hosting a panel discuss to celebrate and explore the achievements and challenges faced by intergenerational Latino businesses. There will be a panel discussion featuring members of the Capo family, who founded El Dorado Furniture, and the Cao family, who founded Vicky Bakery, both of which began over 50 years ago and have locations in south Florida and elsewhere in the state. This discussion, moderated

Dr. Robb Willer: How to Have Better Political Conversations or: Ending this Zombie Apocalypse

Dr. Robb Willer of the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University has been working on understanding the moral underpinnings of this accelerating anger, and his research shows everyone is speaking different languages. This conversation makes Robb, a move buff, think of zombie apocalypse movies and wonder if everyone is acting like "foot soldiers in the army of the undead" in political conversations. Join Dr. Willer for highly-relatable, user-friendly,

Celebrating Latin American Arts & Culture

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a celebration of Latin American arts and culture during Smithsonian Museum Day. Central Florida artists representing several Latin American countries will be displaying and selling their artwork. You can meet the artists and see live painting demonstrations between 10am and 2pm. Additionally, this Fall the History Center is getting musical as they highlight their latest special

Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s – Part 2

Brockway Memorial Library 10021 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a lecture series in collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library. This lecture is the second in a four-part series titled: Modern History of Folk Music from the 60s. Born in 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan would go on to become an iconic figure in pop culture. Many would say he is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all

Coffee & Conversations: The Hip Hop Scene in Central Florida

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Ave, Orlando, FL

The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a discussion and tour to coincide with their new exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Exhibition curator Jeremy Hileman and Israel Vasquetelle will lead a special tour of this latest exhibition, drawing on themes in the exhibition to delve into the history of the hip hop scene in Central Florida and beyond. Vasquetelle's experience in media spans more than two

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center 1101 E. River Cove St., Tampa, FL

Explore the human fascination with seashells and their ancient history as global currency, their use as religious and luxury objects, and the remarkable marine mollusks that make them in Cynthia Barnett's engaging account of an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight. Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for the warming world. Registration not required.

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