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.

The Epic Journey of Naturalist and Bird Painter John James Audubon—His Life and Travels in Florida

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, United States

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the eleventh program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Attendees can learn how the quintessential artists, woodsman, and naturalist visited Florida's shores to complete his monumental Birds of America which features many of the avian wonders of the South. Joseph Vetter celebrates his illustrated masterpieces and legendary life from the St. John's River to the Florida Keys. Joseph Vetter has been an educator for 25 years

Florida’s Carolyn Beatrice Parker and the Manhattan Project

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, United States

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the twelfth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Peggy Macdonald shares the life and legacy of one of Florida's own "hidden figures", Carolyn Beatrice Parker. During World War II, while she was only in her twenties, Parker worked as a research physicist with the Dayton Project, a division of the Manhattan Project. Peggy Macdonald, Ph.D. is a public historian and adjunct professor. She has

The History of the Ku Klux Klan in Florida

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, United States

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the penultimate program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Michael Butler explores how the Ku Klux Klan was present and influential in Florida for many decades. This program provides a brief historical overview of the growth and evolution of the Ku Klux Klan in the Sunshine State from Reconstruction through the 21st century. Michael Butler, Ph.D., is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler

Florida’s Lost Attractions

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, United States

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the final program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Revisit a slew of lost attractions from Florida's past with Dr. James Clark. Many lost attractions, including The Skull Kingdom, the House of Mystery, and Dixieland Amusement Park, started as roadside stops started by families as extensions of fruit stands or markets; oranges and sodas in the front, alligators and amusements in the back. The roadside attractions

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