Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers?

An examination of the perceptions of women in popular culture through the lens of comic books. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and Brooksville Vision Foundation. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Above and Beyond- JFK and the Florida U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Michael Tougias is a NY Times best-selling author who has written and co-authored 29 books. His presentation of the untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis speaks of the little known story of U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Leesburg Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by

Let’s Talk Reparations

“Let’s Talk Reparations” is a nonpartisan, interactive, lively, and multi-cultural panel discussion that will explore how we understand and talk about reparations. This discussion will focus on uplifting the repair work of slavery’s effects, and exploring various avenues for reparations for the people who overcame slavery and their generations that followed. Telling the Reparations’ story through an inclusive lens, we will analyze how repairing can be achieved through many different

Vintage Florida: Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids

Lu Vickers will present the fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. Lu Vickers the recipient of two Florida Book awards and three Florida Individual Artist Fellowships for fiction. In addition to writing Remembering Paradise Park (with C. Graham), she has written the novel Breathing Underwater and

Coffee and Conversations: Weeki Wachee the City of Mermaids with Lu Vickers

The fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs told through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Florida’s Prehistoric Heritage by David Letasi

Learn how paleontologists discovered Florida’s prehistoric past. Using actual fossils, we will examine the history of early marine and terrestrial vertebrate fossil sites and unique taxa found over the last century. Presented live via Zoom. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Leesburg Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of

Florida’s Female Pioneers: Women Who Have Shaped Florida

Peggy Macdonald, Historian and Author, will examine several of the women who have shaped Florida, including Rachel Jackson, May Mann Jennings, Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, and Marjorie Harris Carr. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and

Hidden History of Florida

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. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and Brooksville Vision

Vintage Florida: Florida Soul

John Capouya will discuss the people and the music that defines Florida Soul, from Ray Charles to Sam and Dave, Betty Wright to James and Bobby Purify, and many more. This rich but under-appreciated musical heritage comes to life in music, words, and vintage photos. This program takes place on Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link. Zoom is provided by the Association for Rural and Small Libraries This

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