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.

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Who We Were

Jefferson County Courthouse 1 Courthouse Circle, Monticello, Florida

Learn about the role that the Turnbull, Anderson and Bellamy families played in the development of Monticello and Jefferson County. A question and answer session will follow. Pictures of the families will also be on display. This event is part of Jefferson County Historical Association's Who We Were series. This event will be held in the courtroom on the second floor. An elevator is available. Please enter at the south

Feminist Black Literature

South Regional Broward College Library 7300 Pines Blvd Building 81, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Broward County Library presents a dynamic program that delves into the profound impact of black feminist literature with Dr. Marina Magloire as part of their Scholar Speakers Series. Curated by a distinguished scholar of African American and diasporic literature, this program aims to spark engaging discussions and highlight the transformative power of black feminist literature. Dr. Marina Magloire is a black feminist scholar of African American and diasporic literature. Her

Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Lecture Series: “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans” with Cynthia Barnett

Blake Library 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, Florida

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 Ms. 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

The Barefoot Mailman and Florida’s Post Office Murals

Maitland Public Library 501 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL

Post office murals are visible and enduring symbols of New Deal ideology that provide lasting evidence of governmental art patronage during the Great Depression. Not just for picking up mail or sending packages, during the 1930s post offices offered a place to meet neighbors and catch up on news. In Florida, 16 new post offices were built between 1937 and 1943, and each was decorated with murals or relief sculptures

The Roosevelt White House

Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street, Leesburg, FL

Join the Leesburg Library at the library's Meeting Room A or on Zoom to learn about the history of the Roosevelt White House presented by retired librarian Tom Wilcox. The program will be followed by Q&A. Registration is required to attend in person or on Zoom. Free parking is available in the public parking lot and garage located adjacent to the library. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in

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

Old School Square Vintage Field House 1 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Florida

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 Ms. 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

Finding Your Voice: Engage and learn with Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs

The Woodson African American Museum of Florida 2240 9th Ave S., St. Petersburg, Florida

Join Florida Humanities, the Woodson African American Museum of Florida, Tombolo books, and St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Gloria Muñoz for the beginning of the series "Sit A Spell Conversation X Pa'Lante: Black Voices in the Humanities." "Finding Your Voice: Engage and learn with Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs" is the first of three programs in this conversation series. Join award-winning writer, researcher, consultant, and director of oral history projects, Tameka Bradley

Haitian Creole is a Living Language

Virtual / Online

Delray Beach Public Library presents Haitian Creole is a Living Language as part of its "Stories of Exile" reading groups and programs for public libraries. Haitian Creole is dynamic and continuously evolving. It embraces new terminology, styles, and expressions that reflect the changing needs and experiences of its speakers. Through the creative contributions of artists, writers, and young people, the language grows richer and more culturally significant. With an estimated

Florida Talks Zoom-In Series: Florida Women, Advice, and Social Change

Virtual/Online

Newspaper advice columns started as lovelorn columns during Yellow Journalism as a way of showing that newspapers had a heart. These columns typically ran in the women's section of metropolitan newspapers, many in Florida, and included a mixture of content, from traditional to progressive. Learn how these columns affected Floridian women's lives and relationships in the 1950s and 1960s in this presentation. Kimberly Voss, PhD, is a professor of journalism

Florida and the Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Lake Worth Beach City Library 15 N M St., Lake Worth, Florida

In this presentation based on the book Above and Beyond, New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots that flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure proof of nuclear missiles. Michael J.

“Once Upon a Time in Florida:” Book Tour, Panel Four

Selby Public Library 1331 1st St., Sarasota, Florida

Join Florida Humanities and Sarasota County Library to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises . The new book marks Florida Humanities' 50th anniversary with a collection of 50 timeless stories from FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. As part of a statewide book tour, Jacki Levine, the anthology's editor, reunites with scholars and writers whose stories were

Exhibit Opening: “Make Your Voice Heard!”

Amelia Island Museum of History 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States

Join the Amelia Island Museum of History for the opening of their newest temporary exhibit, "Make Your Voice Heard!" This exhibit highlights Fernandina Beach's unique position as the first polling location after the Civil War to conduct integrated elections, resulting in the election of dozens of local Black officials throughout the Reconstruction period. The exhibit tracks the local successes and setbacks on the road to equitable voting rights for Black

Journaling Workshops with Artist Ruth Crowe

Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library 1300 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Led by mixed media artist Ruth E. Crowe, participants will be guided in an exploration of their own histories using expressive art journaling as a cathartic creative tool. Instead of relying solely on words, we will tap into our imaginative side using colors, sketches, and mixed media. Participants will have the opportunity to create expressive art journals by combining collage, writing, painting, and drawing. No prior artistic skills will be

Journaling Workshop with Artist Ruth Crowe

Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library 1300 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Led by mixed media artist Ruth E. Crowe, participants will be guided in an exploration of their own histories using expressive art journaling as a cathartic creative tool. Instead of relying solely on words, we will tap into our imaginative side using colors, sketches, and mixed media. Participants will have the opportunity to create expressive art journals by combining collage, writing, painting, and drawing. No prior artistic skills will be

Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers?

Lake Wales Public Library 290 Cypress Garden Ln., Lake Wales, FL

When Superman first flew onto comic book pages, the Kryptonian set the bar for the future of the medium. Female superheroes also filled those pages from the start, but their portrayal has been a subject of controversy. This presentation examines how women are perceived in popular culture through the lens of comic books and asks what are their real powers? Magdalena Lamarre was a Full Professor of History and Sociology

PRESERVING VOICES: Immigrant Perspectives of American Life

Virtual

The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa will be hosting the fourth public program in its "Preserving Voices" series, which brings alive the tradition and showmanship of the lector de tabaquería, or cigar factory reader. This panel, titled Immigrant Perspectives on American Life, will look at significant articles from the Cuban émigré press of Key West and New York City during the 1880s as these

Tallahassee Historical Society Bicentennial Historians Conference

Tallahassee Historical Society 3362 Foley Drive, Tallahassee, Florida

The Tallahassee Historical Society presents a free and open to the public historical conference. This will be a two day event with panel discussions from several historians commemorating the Bicentennial of Tallahassee and Leon County. Discussions will primarily focus on Florida's Territorial period, 1821-1845. Speakers: Dr. Larry Rivers, Professor of History Florida A&M University, Keynote speaker; Patsy West, independent scholar; Joe Knetsch, Independent scholar; James M. Denham, Professor of History

Movies that Make a Difference Film Festival

The Challenger Learning Center 200 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, Florida

The Holocaust Education Resource Council is hosting the final installment of our film festival Movies that Make a Difference: Big Sonia! Big Sonia is a documentary film that follows the extraordinary life of Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor who, after losing her family in the concentration camps, rebuilds her life in the United States. The film explores Sonia's resilience and determination as she becomes a tailor, a beloved community figure,

Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers?

Southwest Regional Library 16835 Sheridan St., Davie, Florida

Broward County Library presents Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers? with Magdalena Lamarre as part of the Scholar Speaker Series. When Superman first flew onto comic book pages, the Kryptonian set the bar for the future of the medium. Female superheroes also filled those pages, but their portrayal has been a subject of controversy. This presentation examines how women are perceived in popular culture through the lens of comic

Film Screening: Lightning In A Bottle

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Join Florida Humanities, Tampa Bay Water, and the St. Petersburg Museum of History for a film screening and discussion on the 2023 documentary Lightning in A Bottle. The film explores the "water wars" that plagued the Tampa Bay region in the 1990s, and how local leaders came together to find a solution. A panel discussion will immediately follow the film. Moderated by Dr. Christopher Meindl, Director of the Florida Studies

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