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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Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. The trip will leave listeners with a new appreciation of their
Between the 1700s and today, the culture of the Florida Seminoles has remained remarkably connected to its roots, while also innovating in dramatic fashion, becoming both modern and traditional and reflected in their origin stories, dress, cuisine, housing, ceremonies, and family life. Andrew K. Frank is a specialist in the history of the Seminoles and other Indians of Florida. He is the Allen Morris Professor of History at Florida State
Join award-winning author Craig Pittman for the wild yet hopeful story of how the panther survived. Not long ago, a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle-the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. The story of what happened features
Join us for a special Women's History Month program on Florida Women's Fight for Suffrage. Dr. Peggy MacDonald will dig into traces Florida's suffrage movement from its origins to early successes when Fay Gibson Moulton Bridges became the first Florida woman to vote after the 19th Amendment passed; when former Florida First Lady May Mann Jennings galvanized the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs to fight for equal suffrage and cofounded