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.
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From Ray Charles to Gloria Estefan to the Adderley Brothers to the Allman Brothers, Florida's musical roots run deep. This engaging pop-up series explores Florida's music and culture through storytelling and performance, hosted by Tampa Bay musician and teaching artist J.J. Pattishall and friends. Join us for an evening of cuisine, cocktails and soaking up soulful sounds and stories from across the Sunshine State. Pattishall will be joined by Aron
Jack Kerouac, famed American author and poet, lived his final days in St. Petersburg, Florida. His most popular novel, On the Road, is listed as one of the greatest American novels and represents a landmark shift in the power of popular culture and influence in the 1960s. Taking place at Keroauc's home, Florida Humanities Executive Director Nashid Madyun and retired literature professor Dr. Ken Burchenal will explore Kerouac's life in
Florida Humanities and the popular Tampa Bay Dream Team are joining forces for a very special Florida-themed #TriviaNight at Grand Central Brewhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 16 starting at 7 pm! Whether you are a Florida native, newbie or somewhere in between, this will be a fun-filled evening of pop culture, current happenings, and all things Florida! Top three Teams WIN either $30, $20, or $10 in GCB DOLLARS, and the
Florida Humanities and the popular Tampa Bay Dream Team are joining forces for a very special Florida-themed #TriviaNight at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill on Wednesday, Dec. 14th starting at 7 PM! Whether you are a Florida native, newbie or somewhere in between, this will be a fun-filled evening of pop culture, current happenings, and all things Florida! Top three Teams WIN either $30, $20, or $10 in Ferg's gift
Named after the fish that can be found in abundance off shore, Tarpon Springs is home to one of the largest Greek communities in the United States. The "Sponge Capital of the World" has been fundamentally influenced by water and possesses a rich Gulf Coast heritage. From March 3-4, 2023 join Florida Humanities as we travel to Tarpon Springs to soak up the fascinating history and culture of this waterfront
Join Florida Humanities Executive Director Nadshid Madyun for a discussion on Lauren Groff's exhilarating book, Matrix, a New York Times bestseller, finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction, listed on former President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2021" and winner of the 2021 Florida Book Award in General Fiction. The historical drama centers on a 17-year-old rebellious orphan, Marie de France, and the trials, triumphs and transformation she
Join Florida Humanities Executive Director Nadshid Madyun and author Bob Kealing for a discussion on Good Day Sunshine State. Alongside the music stylings of J.J. Pattishall, we will explore the musical and cultural impact of The Beatles in Florida, an important part of the revolution that helped make the "Fab Four" a worldwide phenomenon. Bob Kealing is a retired broadcast journalist based in Orlando. During his 30-year career, he received
Are you looking for a memorable travel experience rooted in the humanities? Join us for our St. Augustine Gathering, Oct. 6-8, 2023. On this historical and cultural tour, we'll take a look at the arts, architecture and civil rights history of America's oldest city. Trip highlights include: Fort Mose, the first free Black settlement in the United States; A civil rights tour led by Flagler College scholar and historian Dr.
Florida Humanities helped veterans tell their stories in a number of communities through The Telling Project. In honor of Veterans Day, we will be showing The Telling Project film. In this film, six Florida military veterans and one military spouse tell their personal stories through dramatic performances onstage, in the WEDU PBS documentary. Go behind the scenes of the theatrical process, following the diverse cast of service members for five