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.

Diane Roberts Talks College Football

Havana History and Heritage Society 204 2nd Street NW, Havana, FL

Havana History and Heritage Society hosts noted author and NPR columnist Diane Roberts, who is an unabashed college football critic and fan of college football. This presentation addresses the impact of "NIL", prospects of Florida State Football, and why everyone should be a college football fan. "Meet and Greet" Social Hour with refreshments and snacks at 6 pm followed by a presentation at 7 pm, Q and A and book

Florida Women Journalist & Politics

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, United States

This presentation is the final in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society's 2021-22 Speaker Series programs. The discussion will explore the role of women in 1950s advertising based on the television show Mad Men, and the history of food journalism in newspapers during the 1940s through the 1970s. It also focuses the experiences of pioneering women's editors which allows for a better perspective of women in journalism today

SpeakOut: The Intersection of LGBTQ Identity and Art

Gulfport Public Library and on Zoom 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL
Hybrid Hybrid Event

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

Juneteenth: The Legacy of Freedom

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

The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center is hosting a lecture series in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, "Have Blues Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era". Dr. Tiffany Packer discusses the history of Juneteenth, its significance and why it deserves national recognition. She explores how African American communities continue to honor the legacy of their ancestors who diligently contributed to securing freedom. Admission is free and

History in 60: Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL

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

Sacred Waters: Exploring the Protection of Florida’s Fluid Landscapes

Peck Center 516 South 10th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Dr. Victoria Machado's presentation explores efforts to rethink Florida's waterways. Utilizing the art of storytelling and drawing from the spirituality underlying the environmental movement, this presentation discusses present-day efforts to restore Florida's waterways and investigates the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. Dr. Machado's lecture draws from her six-year doctoral study of Florida's environmental activists. Victoria Machado (she/her) is a visiting assistant professor in the

English for Families In Person Classes

Betty J Johnson North Sarasota Library 2801 Newton Boulevard, Sarasota, FL

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

Duckwall Lecture: Dreams in the New Century

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL
Hybrid Hybrid Event

It was a time of stunning boom and bust episodes, an era of extremes, and a decade of historic changes that point to Florida's future. Join eminent historian and author Gary Mormino, Ph.D., as he discusses early twenty-first-century Florida and its connections to some of the most significant events in contemporary American history. This program will occur virtually and in person. Registration is required. Gary R. Mormino is the Frank

Share Your Love Story: Story Exchange + Pop-Up Exhibit

HistoryMiami Museum 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL

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+

African Influences in the Caribbean: West Africa and Puerto Rico

Casa Culture 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda, Valencia College and the Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) are partnering together to provide a series of panel discussions called “African Influence in the Caribbean.” During this fourth program, ethnographic and archival research and area expertise will inform a discussion on how West and Central African descendants have preserved a connection to the Mother Continent through dances in the Caribbean.

Sacred Waters: Exploring the Protection of Florida

Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street, Leesburg, FL

Dr. Victoria Machado's presentation explores efforts to rethink Florida's waterways. Utilizing the art of storytelling and drawing from the spirituality underlying the environmental movement, this presentation discusses present-day efforts to restore Florida's waterways and investigates the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. Dr. Machado's lecture draws from her six-year doctoral study of Florida's environmental activists. Join live via Zoom. Registration is required to receive a

Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways Opening Day Ceremony

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting an opening day ceremony and ribbon cutting event of Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida, featuring a lecture about the exhibit by Mr. Robert Whiting, AACS Education Chair. Parking is free on site. Admission to the center is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the

A Family’s History Along the St. Johns River

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society hosts Gayle Phillips, Executive Director of the Linconville Museum and Cultural Center, to present a lecture of a family's relationship living along the St. Johns River. Parking is free on site. Registration required to attend. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the

Florida and Water: A Historical Perspective

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

This presentation chronicles Florida's long and difficult relationship with water. Dr. Steve Noll examines attempts to turn water into land and land into water throughout Florida's history, including contentious water-related issues like the potential restoration of the Everglades, the battle over the Ocklawaha River, the degradation of north Florida's iconic springs, and more. Parking is free on site. Registration required. Steve Noll is a master lecturer in the University of

The Power of Water: Intracoastal Waterways Project

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society hosts a lecture by Captain Randy Stapleford on the various projects related to the flow of natural waters into the Intracoastal Waterways. Captain Stapleford is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and current district aide for military and veterans affair in the office of U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz. He also serves on the Florida Inland Navigation District Board of Commissioners. This program accompanies the "Water/Ways" Smithsonian

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

Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street, Leesburg, 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. Cynthia Barnett is

Beach Erosion

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society hosts Carmello Morales, a stormwater engineer for the City of Palm Coast, for a discussion on the 426 miles of Florida's shoreline that are critically eroded and threatened upland development. Parking is free onsite. Registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration

Sustainable Farming with Aquaponics

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting a lecture with Angela TenBroeck, Marineland Mayor and 2021 Florida Woman of the Year in Agriculture, for students and community members interested in sustainable farming practices using aquaponics. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on

Coastal Ecology with Captain Adam Morley

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting Captain Adam Morley, professional boat captain and environmentalist, for a discussion on the environment of Flagler county and life of a boat captain. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between

Restoring Our Oceans: Preserving Our Heritage

African American Cultural Society Center and Museum of Florida 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL, United States

The African American Cultural Society is hosting Kramer Wimberly, master scuba diver and researcher, for a lecture on restoring the oceans and its intersection with the preservation of the people's heritage of the African Diaspora. Parking is free onsite. Admission is free but registration is required. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Water/Ways is part of Museum on

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