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.
Using 904WARD's award-winning "Race Cards" activity, participants can engage in small-group discussions about bias and the ways communities can work together to achieve common objectives. Registration is suggested but not required. Free admission and parking. Light refreshments are provided. Community Cultural Education programming at MOSH is part of an ongoing commitment to promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility throughout Northeast Florida communities. MOSH has partnered with local organizations and and
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
The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville hosts Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers for an evening of beautiful and powerful expression in movement and sound as they tell the stories of generations of Native American tradition and culture. A question and answer session about Native American history and current culture is included. Registration is required. Admission is $20 per person, no charge for parking. Light refreshments will be
The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents Dr. Tameka Hobbs for a Community Conversation about the history of voting rights in Florida. Dr. Hobbs is the Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute for Race, Law, Social Justice, and Economic Policy at Edward Waters University; she is a highly successful and impactful published researcher, author, lecturer, educator, and advocate for equity and positive race relations. Dr. Hobbs will
The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville hosts Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers for an evening of beautiful and powerful expression in movement and sound as they tell the stories of generations of Native American tradition and culture. A question and answer session about Native American history and current culture is included. Registration is required. Admission is $20 per person. Parking is free. Light refreshments are provided. Community
Join the Museum of Science and History Jacksonville for POWER: A Showcase of Arts, Culture, and History on February 25th from 6 to 10 pm. This event is a dynamic fusion of arts, culture, and hisotircal experience coinciding with the Museum of Science and History's Black History Month celebration. POWER will feature a variety of live musicians, vendors of various trades, panelists, artists, and chefs, as well as an ongoing
The Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents the exhibition "The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America" which tells the stories of eight men who were lynched in Duval County, Florida between 1909 and 1925. This exhibition also includes stories provided by the Equal Justice Initiative, an interactive map of confirmed lynchings, highlights and discussion prompts regarding the 2022 Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, and a powerful collection of
Join the Museum of Science and History and award-winning performance artist and poet Ebony Payne-English for an evening of storytelling and community celebration. In "Rare Science," Ebony presents her interpretation of the human condition via an anthropological perspective. In this masterful weaving of rhyme, intricate storytelling, and performance art, she reveals the rigid conflict and riveting luminance of community, shared history, and collective responsibility. Ebony Payne-English is a poet/educator from
An Era of Racial Terror: The Legacy of Lynching is an updated and redesigned "Signature Exhibit" curated by Museum of Science and History Jacksonville in partnership with 904WARD and with contributions of content by the Equal Justice Initiative. The exhibit tells the stories of eight confirmed lynchings that occurred in Jacksonville, FL between 1900-1925, including local reactions to the incidents and formal advocacy from local leaders; most notably James Weldon
Join the Museum of Science and History to learn how to make a parol. A parol is a Filipino ornamental lantern displayed during the Christmas season and a local adaptation of the Hispanic tradition of carrying small light sources during the nine-day Christmas Novena procession leading up to the midnight mass in the Philippines. Expert partners from Jax Filipinos (School of Language and Culture) guide participants in creating the parol
The Museum of Science and History hosts the second in the "MOSH Passport Series," the sixth annual "A Taste of Philippines." Participants can experience the rich flavor and culture of the Philippines through Filipino-American fusion cuisine from local Jax Filipino chefs and businesses. Celebrate Filipino-American History Month and find an array of artwork, unique items from local vendors, and elevated dishes of traditional Filipino cuisine all under one roof. Participating
The first event of its kind in Jacksonville, MOSH's Native American Arts Festival is a two-day, immersive educational experience of Indigenous arts and culture. Friday, November 10, from 10 am until 5 pm includes Native American art vendors, featuring traditional indigenous designs with a modern interpretation, dance and music performances, drum lessons, dance lessons, a frybread cooking demonstration, and discussion panels. Enjoy a Friday evening VIP event (separate ticket required)
The Museum of Science and History and the historic Ritz Theatre and Museum present the second annual Power event. Power is a vibrant celebration of Black art, history and culture in Northeast Florida. This two-day event is part of MOSH's Passport Series program, which aims to connect communities and cultures and facilitate educational growth. Programming spans two days at both museums. Tickets are required to attend and are valid for