Become a Florida Stories Community

Florida Stories: Walking Tours

Application deadline:  July 7, 2017 at 12pm (EST)
Notification date:  July 14, 2017

Under the guidance of the Florida Humanities Council (FHC), this special initiative supports the creation of historical and architectural walking tours focusing on black communities, or sites of prominent African American history and heritage. Tours must be walkable (up to 1.5 miles), include up to 12 significant locations, and the length should remain under five minutes per stop. In addition to the audio portion of the tour, each tour is complimented with a 4”x 9” printed full color rack card with tour stop icons and map. Tours should be inclusive of many different viewpoints, community histories, and include a variety of physical stops.

The goals of this initiative are to:

  • increase knowledge about and appreciation of African American communities
  • explore the history and heritage of Florida
  • connect small communities on a statewide platform
  • create an immersive humanities program that is both fun and educational
  • create sustainable and walk-able cultural tourism products
  • build collaboration between community partners

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Florida non-profit organizations including museums, historical societies, libraries, preservation groups, and city/county agencies are eligible to apply. Organizations will be selected for participation based on community need and geographic distribution of sites. All applicants must provide a minimum cost share equal to the funds provided by FHC.

How to apply

All applicants must first download and thoroughly review the application guidelines below. To access the on-line application form, applicants MUST contact Lisa Lennox, Website Administrator, at 727-873-2018 to discuss their proposal and receive an application password. No unsolicited or hard-copy proposals will be accepted.