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.

“Fernando’s Footsteps” Lector Reading

J.C. Newman Cigar Company

The Ybor City Museum Society, in partnership with J.C. Newman Company, is hosting a Fernando's Footsteps Lector Reading as the first of a four-part series und by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant. Fernando's Footsteps is a historical work of fiction by Tampa native, Tony Carreño, that follows the path of an 18-year-old Spaniard named Fernando, who immigrates to Tampa via Cuban in 1900 at the age of 18. Carreño's

Exhibit Opening: Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s Invisible Immigrants

Ybor City Museum State Park 1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, Florida

The Ybor City Museum Society is hosting the unveiling of a new exhibit entitled "Following Fernando's Footsteps: A tale of Tampa's Invisible Immigrants." Thousands of Spanish immigrants settled in Tampa at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Many worked in the cigar industry or provided goods and services to those who did. The Spaniards prospered in Tampa and shared their unique culture and traditions, which

“A Legacy of Smoke” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Centro Asturiano de Tampa 1913 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida

The Ybor City Museum Society, in partnership with the Centro Asturiano, is hosting the screening of a film entitled "A Legacy in Smoke" as part of a four-part series related to a new exhibit on Spanish immigration, "Following Fernando's Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa's Immigrant Community". As reflected in the exhibit, Spanish immigrants who arrived in droves beginning in 1886 found an environment that existed nowhere else in the United

“Invisible Immigrants” Panel Discussion

Centro Español de Tampa 2306 N Howard Ave, Tampa, Florida

The Ybor City Museum Society, in partnership with El Centro Español de Tampa, is presenting a lively panel discussion on Spanish immigration to Tampa in the late 1800s and early 1900s. As reflected in a new exhibit at the Ybor City Museum State Park entitled "Following Fernando's Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa's Invisible Immigrants," Tampa had one of the largest and most cohesive community of Spanish immigrants in the United

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