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.

Respect: Soul and the Civil Rights Movement with John Capouya

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

John Capouya will come and present Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement. Words, images and stirring music tell the story of the soul music that became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement: Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Florida's own Timmy Thomas ("Why Can't We Live Together''). Join us for this exciting musical presentation. Mr. Capouya is an author, journalist, and professor at

Water/Ways Grand Opening and Family Day

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

Come one, come all to Family Day at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum! This special event coincides with the grand opening of the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibit Water/Ways, brought to our community by the Florida Humanities. We are partnering with the City of Inverness to make this a day you won't soon forget. Enjoy highly acclaimed professional storyteller Katie Adams perform a collection of the best pirate tales,

Coffee and Conversation with Eliot Kleinberg

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

In the first weeks after Pearl Harbor pulled America into a two-front war, Germany's U-Boats worked with impunity. Off Florida alone, they sank 24 ships. Some of Florida's very features that attracted tourists made it a logical place for soldiers as well. The state, a strategic asset for its geography and climate, became an armed camp. Hotels turned into barracks, and hospitals, bases and airfields increased from 8 to 172

Coffee and Conversations with Chris Kahl

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

This presentation takes audiences on a historical journey through the state, featuring performances of songs covering a wealth of historical events, characters, and folklore with in-depth storytelling about Ponce de Leon's voyage to Florida in 1513, Henry Flagler's building of the Florida's East Coast Railroad, and more. Original songs come from Chris Kahl's Florida-themed albums, Orange Blossom Memories and Sunshine Kid. This event is free but registration is required. Light

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