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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Afro-Caribbean Migration to FloridaAmelia Island Museum of History 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
This program will examine the migration and settlement patterns of the various Afro-Caribbean peoples who made Florida their home and their contributions to its history and culture.
The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. AugustineAmelia Island Museum of History 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
The civil rights movement in St. Augustine drew national attention when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited twice in 1964, sparking marches, arrests, and clashes between protesters and police on the tourist-lined beaches of St. Augustine. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Amelia Island Museum of History. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of
Florida Water StoriesAmelia Island Museum of History 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Steve Noll, master lecturer, discusses Florida's long and difficult relationship with water, its attempts to turn land into water and water into land. He shares the contentious issues involving the Everglades, the Ocklawaha River, political battles with Alabama and Georgia, and the potential impact of sea-level rise. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the Amelia Island Museum of History beginning May 7th. Water/Ways is part of Museum
Water/Ways Grand OpeningAmelia Island Community Theatre 207 Cedar Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Join Amelia Island Museum of History as they welcome Water/Ways with two exciting programs. At 1pm, the museum is presenting a panel discussion with representatives from local environmental groups, including the Amelia Tree Conservancy and Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch. Then at 2pm, the Museum is conducting a live oral history with the Foar from Home team about their experiences rowing across the Atlantic. Both of these programs will be
The Man Who Swam Inside the PlanetAmelia Island Museum of History 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
The Amelia Island Museum of History hosts Julie Hauserman to present "The Man Who Swam Inside the Planet". Julie Hauserman shows and discusses powerful images taken inside the planet by the late National Geographic explorer and cave diver Wes Skiles, who grew up in Jacksonville and lived in High Springs before his death in 2010. This program accompanies the Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the Amelia Island Museum of
Sacred Waters: Exploring the Protection of Florida’s Fluid LandscapesPeck Center 516 South 10th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Dr. Victoria Machado's presentation explores efforts to rethink Florida's waterways. Utilizing the art of storytelling and drawing from the spirituality underlying the environmental movement, this presentation discusses present-day efforts to restore Florida's waterways and investigates the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. Dr. Machado's lecture draws from her six-year doctoral study of Florida's environmental activists. Victoria Machado (she/her) is a visiting assistant professor in the