Florida Humanities Gatherings
The Florida Humanities Gathering is a heritage tourism program that draws upon the humanities to explore the unique spirit and character of Florida’s cities and towns. Past Gatherings have included Tarpon Springs, DeLand, Pensacola and Cedar Key. These historical and cultural tours support our mission to provide a deeper understanding of the Sunshine State, the people who call it home, and ourselves.
St. Augustine, Oct. 6-8, 2023
Are you looking for a memorable travel experience rooted in the humanities? Join us for our St. Augustine Gathering, Oct. 6-8, 2023. On this historical and cultural tour, we’ll take a look at the arts, architecture and civil rights history of America’s oldest city.
Tour Highlights include:
- Fort Mose, the first free Black settlement in the United States
- A civil rights tour led by Flagler College scholar and historian Dr. J. Michael Butler
- A tour of the Lightner Museum, formerly Henry Flagler’s grand Alcazar Hotel
- “Painting St. Augustine,” from the University of Florida’s Harn Museum, on exhibit at the historic Governor’s House; program led by Harn Museum Chief Curator Dulce Roman
- A tour of the Ximinez-Fatio House, one of the last coquina structures in St. Augustine and former artist’s colony
- Plus more!