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.

Speaking of History: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life

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Ersula Know-Odom introduces attendees to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) world-renowned educator, civil and human rights leader, champion for women and young people, and an advisor to five U.S. presidents.

Heritage Village Speaking of History – Scribbling Women in Florida

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Gain insight on how a dozen women authors have put Florida on the map! Hear about Reconstruction-era Harriet Beecher Stowe, Environmentalist Rachel Carson, Poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and more! Despite their diverse writing styles, all shared the commonality of gravitating to the Land of Flowers! This event is funded through a Florida Humanities Florida Talks Grant, in partnership with Pinellas County Heritage Village.

Heritage Village Speaking of History: Cat Tale – The Florida Panther

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Hear how the panther became Florida's official state animal - and nearly went extinct! By 1995, the panther population had dwindled down to fewer than 30, and some scientists thought it had fallen into single digits. Saving the panther required pulling off an unprecedented experiment, aided by a grizzled tracker, an outspoken veterinarian, and a handful of biologists who sometimes had to defy their own agencies to do what was

Florida’s Female Pioneers

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Celebrate early innovations and advancements brought to us by Florida women! Join us for this virtual presentation by Dr. Peggy Macdonald, noted public historian and author, as she explores a selection of their stories. Hear how Dr. Esther Hill Hawks ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; how Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, kick-started Florida's tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and how

Stories of Florida-Con Sabor!

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Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. These personal, historical, and traditional Florida tales will take us on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, with a bit of Latino flavor! This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Pinellas County Historical Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida

Speaking of History: Made in Florida: Artists, Activists, Celebrities, Educators, and Other Sunshine State Icons

Heritage Village 11909 125th Street North, Largo, FL, United States

Journalist Art Levy has traveled the state, interviewing prominent Floridians for a Florida Trend magazine feature called Icon. The resulting interviews have been compiled in a University Press of Florida book titled "Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State." Art will share anecdotes and stories about his Florida journeys and the unique people and talents they share. Advance registration is required for this

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