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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Week of Events
EXHIBITION: Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground
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
English for Families
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
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 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
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
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
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 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,
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
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