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.

The Fighting Baileys: Florida’s Black Military Experience

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida

During World War II and the Korean War, seven brothers from a black Punta Gorda family served overseas. Yet, the family received no acclaim for over fifty years for their exploits. From a high-flying Tuskegee airman to a grunt in the Red Ball Express, the Bailey brothers' struggles speak to the hidden and ongoing struggle to accord black Americans their place in the military. James Abraham is a former journalist

Beyond the Homefront: The Untold Stories of WWII Heroes

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida

Renowned author Charley Valera, known for My Father's War: Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers, delves into the long untold stories of WWII veterans. Drawing inspiration from his father, a WWII veteran who seldom discussed the war, Valera embarked on interviews with other veterans. Join him as he shares captivating photos and first-hand narratives spanning both theaters and all branches of WWII, complemented by an exclusive four-minute film trailer. Registration

Military Intelligence in Early U.S. History

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida

Cloak and dagger is the second oldest profession, beginning with war itself. This presentation by retired special agent and law enforcement executive Thomas Eastwood examines the role of military intelligence in US history during the American Revolution and the Civil War, exploring well-known and little-known spies. Registration is required to attend this event. Registration opens on April 21, 2024. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America at the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is on view at the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library September 14- November 8, 2024. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked

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