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.

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.

Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Carrie Sue Ayvar will "become" Dr. Anna Darrow, known as the Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades, a pioneering female physician on the Florida frontier who became only the 2nd woman doctor licensed in the state.

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

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Raised by naturalist parents in rural Southwest Florida, Marjorie Carr used the power of the pen and grassroots activism to celebrate Old Florida and protect Florida's wildlife and wild places, preserving many of north central Florida's ecological treasures. This event is funded through a Florida Humanities Florida Talks Grant, in partnership with the Marco Island Historical Society.

Short Tales – Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories

From the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge to the Ashley Gang, Florida history is brimming with fascinating characters and memorable events. Enjoy lively interpretations of some of the better-known Florida tales of lovers, criminals, and celebrities, as well as others you might not have encountered. Stories performed are based on Dr. Neile's book Florida Lore (History Press). This event is funded through a Florida Humanities Florida Talks Grant, in partnership with

Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State

Virtual Event Virtual Event

For more than a decade, journalist Art Levy has traveled the state, interviewing prominent Floridians for a Florida Trend magazine feature called "Icon". The resulting interviews have been compiled in a University Press of Florida book titled, "Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State." Join the Marco Island Historical Society for a "Zoom In" presentation with Levy, who tailors each presentation to the

Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism

Marco Island Historical Society 180 S Heathwood Dr, Marco Island, FL
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Cori Convertito investigates the development of the Florida Keys as a tourist destination. It walks through the islands' history to answer questions such as Why did tourists visit and how did they get here? Where did they stay and what activities were available? And just who were these tourists? This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and the Marco Island Historical Society. Funding for this program was provided

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans with Cynthia Barnett

Marco Island Historical Museum- Rose History Auditorium 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL

Join award-winning environmental author Cynthia Barnett as she explores the long, rich, and surprisingly profound relationship between humans and seashells. With her 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 the human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for our warming world. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Marco

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