Florida Talks- 2021 Fall Speaker Series presents Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism by Dr. Cori Convertito

Come and hear about the beginning of Key West’s tourism boom! Discover the islands’ history, and why the Keys remain a tropical paradise destination. Dr. Cori Convertito explores the reasons behind who came first, how did they get there, where they stayed, and what they did. People have been visiting Key West for health, sports, social, and relaxation purposes for decades, including American Nobel Prize author Ernest Hemingway, who made

Virtual Speaker Series – Hidden History of Florida by James Clark

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

Emergency Response Tabletops for Medium to Large institutions

This free interactive webinar is the sixth of a 6-part series that will walk your organization through creating, updating and implementing your Emergency Plan. How will you and your staff respond when an emergency strikes? Join us for guided tabletop exercises to play out various emergency scenarios with your team or a group of participants from like institutions. This program includes interactive group breakout sessions and a healthy Q&A. We

Virtual Speaker Series – Scribbling Women in Florida by Betty Jean Steinshouer

A dozen women authors have put Florida on the map, between Reconstruction-era Harriet Beecher Stowe and Constance Fenimore Woolson, the Gilded Age’s Sarah Orne Jewett, the homesteading Laura Ingalls Wilder and her libertarian daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, environmentalists Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Rachel Carson, friends Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and poets Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Morrrow Lindbergh. They all gravitated to the Land

Emergency Preparedness & Response: Response Tabletops for Small Institutions

This free interactive webinar is the fifth of a 6-part series that will walk your organization through creating, updating and implementing your Emergency Plan. How will you and your staff respond when an emergency strikes? Join us for guided tabletop exercises to play out various emergency scenarios with your team or a group participants from like institutions. This program includes interactive group breakout sessions and a healthy Q&A. We encourage

Virtual Speaker Series – The Green Book

Discover what “The Green Book” is and was for African American’s all over the US during the period spanning 1930-the 60s, and the laws that existed which made owning “the book” potentially life-saving by presenter Cheryl Howard. This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center.

Emergency Planning & Response: Salvage Priorities & Techniques

This free interactive webinar is the fourth of a 6-part series that will walk your organization through creating, updating and implementing your Emergency Plan. This program includes interactive group breakout sessions and a healthy Q&A. Effective salvaging of collections following an emergency sets the tone for long-term recovery. Focusing on the retrieval and triage sections of salvage, techniques will be presented that are appropriate for cultural heritage professionals of any

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