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
EXHIBITION: Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s “Invisible Immigrants”
The Ybor City Museum Society is presenting a special exhibit on Spanish immigration that will be on display through November 2023. The exhibit is based on a semi-fictitious book by Tampa native, Tony Carreño, entitled Following Fernando's Footsteps: The Tale of Tampa's "Invisible Immigrants, which chronicles the life of a young immigrant from Asturias, Spain to Tampa via Havana, Cuba. Exhibit topics include the six phases of immigration beginning with
Echoes Of A Dream: The Historical & Spiritual Perspective of the Civil Rights Movement
Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations (ACCORD) is hosting a third weekend of its Fall speakers series. This third event will be a special screening of the full feature documentary entitled, "Echoes Of A Dream: The Historical & Spiritual Perspective of The Civil Rights Movement." Following the screening, there will be an open discussion with the film producer Motown Maurice on the impact of the civil rights movement on
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. No registration or
In 1998, the original Weird Florida posited that Florida was the wackiest of all. That much weirdness called for a second volume in 2006: Weird Florida II: In a State of Shock. Now, more than two decades later, who can argue otherwise? This presentation includes a whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history, capped with a strong argument for Florida's transplants to become Floridians. Registration is suggested but not
After spending a year as a Bartley fellow at the Wall Street Journal, Chloé Valdary developed The Theory of Enchantment, an innovative framework for compassionate antiracism that combines social-emotional learning, character development, and interpersonal growth as tools for leadership development in the boardroom and beyond. She has also lectured in universities across America, including Harvard and Georgetown. Her work has been covered in Psychology Today Magazine, and her writings have
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
The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. The fourth presentation in this series is based on James C. Clark's book Presidents in Florida. Attendees will learn how many of America's presidents had strange relationships with Florida-such as how George Washington had nothing but trouble with it, and how Thomas Jefferson tried to steal it. Abraham Lincoln hoped it would win him re-election. Franklin Roosevelt
The Orange County Regional History Center is hosting a Family Day to coincide with their new exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando's Underground. Rock out with the whole family and explore Central Florida's musical past! Additionally, guests will enjoy exciting activities engaging crafts for all ages throughout the museum. Get your body moving with fun dance games, make a pet "punk" rock to take home, design your own pins
The Aluna Art Foundation is hosting a talk with fiber artists Pip Brant, Aurora Molina, and Evelyn Politzer, moderated by Adriana Herrera, cofounder of Aluna Art Foundation. They will discuss politically-charged fiber arts and ways of exploring the relationship between gender, history, and fiber ancestral traditions and their relationship with contemporary textile art. The talk has been organized in partnership with Threading the City, a fusion of the Fiber Artist