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.

“With a Made Up Mind” Barron Library Screening

Barron Library 461 N Main Street, LaBelle, FL

WGCU Public Media will screen a short documentary about the history of the Black vote in Southwest Florida titled, "With A Made Up Mind." After the 18-minute video, the facilitator will discuss related issues and themes from the documentary with the group. For example, what current issues around voting and local elections are challenging to your community? The group will also discuss possible solutions. The facilitator will invite attendees to

Walking the Florida Lands and Sands: Meeting Florida Folk through Their Tales and Lore

Clewiston Museum 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston, FL

Folktales, passed down from generation to generation, convey and preserve the cultural knowledge, beliefs, values, and customs of the cultures that they come from, like windows into each community. This presentation of Florida folk and their communities showcases how folk tales and folklore can tell a great deal about the values and views of a culture and serve as a means to understand one another. Admission and parking are free

“With A Made Up Mind” Collier County Library Screening

Collier County Library Headquarters 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida

WGCU Public Media is hosting a screening and discussion of "With a Made Up Mind: the History of the Black Vote in Southwest Florida." From Jim Crow legislation at the turn of the century to today's push to return civil rights to citizens who have served their felony sentences, this short film examines the history of the fight for ballot access in Florida. WGCU will ask if there are other

With A Made Up Mind: The History of the Black Vote in Southwest Florida

Collier County Library Headquarters 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida

WGCU Public Media is hosting a screening and discussion of "With a Made Up Mind: the History of the Black Vote in Southwest Florida." From Jim Crow legislation at the turn of the century to today's push to return civil rights to citizens who have served their felony sentences, this short film examines the history of the fight for ballot access in Florida. WGCU will ask if there are other

Health, Humanities, COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Bunche Park 15600 Bunche Park Drive W, Miami Gardens, Florida

Florida Memorial University will host two panel discussions exploring the impact of COVID-19 in South Florida. This first panel will focus the pandemic and Miami Dade County. Health professionals, community leaders, humanities scholars, and students make up a panel that will explore local youth, middle-aged, and senior populations experienced the pandemic. The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University will share results of a project called "Miami Stories." During

Coffee and Conversation with Eliot Kleinberg

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

In the first weeks after Pearl Harbor pulled America into a two-front war, Germany's U-Boats worked with impunity. Off Florida alone, they sank 24 ships. Some of Florida's very features that attracted tourists made it a logical place for soldiers as well. The state, a strategic asset for its geography and climate, became an armed camp. Hotels turned into barracks, and hospitals, bases and airfields increased from 8 to 172

Subverting Materials: Textile and Fiber Art by Women Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas 12063 SW 131 Ave, Miami, Florida

Aluna Art Foundation, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas, is opening a new exhibition called "Subverting Materials: Textile and Fiber Art by Women Artists." This exhibition explores how the featured women artists use techniques considered domestic or crafts-such as sewing, weaving, embroidery, or quilting-transforming or subverting them into works of contemporary art that express different messages and emotions. A guided tour with exhibition curator Francine

Ormond Beach Historical Society Florida History & Cultural Festival

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

The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The fourth event includes several authors (including Zach Zacharias, Florida history books), artists (including West Evans, Florida Highwaymen-style paintings), and historical artifact collectors and exhibitors (including Ryan Lowry, authentic World War II artifacts). Presenters will be discussing their specialties with the attendees and most will be offering various items for sale. Folklorist Diane Jacoby will tell the

Miami Book Fair 2022

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Florida

Miami Book Fair presents the 39th annual Miami Book Fair November 13 through November 20. An eight-day celebration of, for, and by authors, books, and people who love them. The Fair features more than 400 authors and presenters from across the country and globe; nearly 150 in-person and on-demand programs delivered in English, Spanish (through the IberoAmerican Authors program), and Haitian Creole and French (through the ReadCaribbean program); the signature

Miami Book Fair: Ada Limón in Conversation with Robert Casper

Virtual/Online

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Ada Limon, recently appointed U.S. poet laureate, in conversation with Robert Casper, head of poetry and literature at the Library of Congress, as Limon discusses her most recent title, The Hurting Kind: Poems. Ada Limon became the 24th poet laureate of the United States in July 2022. She is the author of several poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle

Coffee & Conversations: Will’s Pub and the Orlando’s Underground

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

The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a curator talk with Jeremy Hileman, History Center assistant curator, and Orlando music scene veteran Will Walker for a very special tour of the latest exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Figurehead tells the story of how the musical promotion company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Jeremy and Walker

Coffee & Conversations: Will’s Pub and the Orlando Music Scene

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

The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a curator talk with Jeremy Hileman, History Center assistant curator, and Orlando music scene veteran Will Walker for a very special tour of the latest exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Figurehead tells the story of how the musical promotion company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Jeremy and Walker

The Fighting Baileys: Florida’s Black Military Experience

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

During World War II and Korean War, seven brothers from a black Punta Gorda family served overseas. Yet, the family received no acclaim for over fifty years for their exploits. From a high-flying Tuskegee airman to a grunt in the Red Ball Express, the Bailey brothers' struggles in a Jim Crow south speak to the hidden and ongoing struggle to accord black Americans in their place in the military. Parking

Exhibit Opening: Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s Invisible Immigrants

Ybor City Museum State Park 1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, Florida

The Ybor City Museum Society is hosting the unveiling of a new exhibit entitled "Following Fernando's Footsteps: A tale of Tampa's Invisible Immigrants." Thousands of Spanish immigrants settled in Tampa at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Many worked in the cigar industry or provided goods and services to those who did. The Spaniards prospered in Tampa and shared their unique culture and traditions, which

Miami Book Fair: Mason Engel In Conversation with Donna Paz Kaufman

Virtual/Online

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Mason Engel on his documentary The Bookstour in conversation with indie bookstore owners Donna Paz Kaufman, Story and Song Bookstore, Fernandina Beach, and Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books. The Bookstour, which premiered on public television earlier in 2022, is the result of Engel's 2019 road trip around the country to 50 independent bookstores in 50 days. This program will be available on demand at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.

Genocide in the 20th & 21st Centuries Public Webinar

Online

Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education / Florida Press Educational Services is hosting a webinar panel discussion to present new curriculum that examines the Holocaust and other genocides. Holocaust Education Week in Florida is held annually the second week in November, which coincides with the anniversary of Kristallnacht on Nov. 9-10, 1938. The new curriculum supplement, "Genocide in the 20th & 21st Centuries: Historical and Cultural Perspectives" and complementary programming

Miami Book Fair: Melissa Fu and Tsering Yangzom Lama In Conversation

Virtual/Online

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Melissa Fu on Peach Blossom Spring and Tsering Yangzom Lama on We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies, in conversation with author Shruti Swamy of The Archer: A Novel. Spanning continents and generations, Fu's book offers a bold look at the history of modern China told through the story of one family--an American daughter who wants to understand her heritage, and her Chinese father who

Miami Book Fair: Sandra Cisneros In Conversation With Joy Harjo and Ruth Behar

Virtual/Online

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Sandra Cisneros on Woman Without Shame: Poems and Joy Harjo on Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years, moderated by author Ruth Behar. Cisneros' first book of poetry in 28 years, Woman Without Shame comprises dozens of never-before-seen poems and includes songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle a pilgrimage towards rebirth. In Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light, three term U.S.

Miami Book Fair: Alexandra Lytton Regalado In Conversation With Reginal Dwayne Betts

Virtual/Online

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents National Poetry Series winner Alexandra Lytton Regalado on Relinquenda: Poems in conversation with the judge who selected her manuscript, Reginal Dwayne Betts, author of Felon: Poems. The poems collected in Relinquenda are a meditation on cancer, the passing of Lytton Regaldo's father, and the renewed significance of community. Written entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown and situated in the tropical landscapes of Miami and El Salvador,

Florida Trivia with Tampa Bay Dream Team

Grand Central Brewhouse 2340 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida Humanities and the popular Tampa Bay Dream Team are joining forces for a very special Florida-themed #TriviaNight at Grand Central Brewhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 16 starting at 7 pm! Whether you are a Florida native, newbie or somewhere in between, this will be a fun-filled evening of pop culture, current happenings, and all things Florida! Top three Teams WIN either $30, $20, or $10 in GCB DOLLARS, and the

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