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.

Amazing Florida Women: More Than Orange Blossoms: The Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida

Lake Wales Public Library - Schoenoff Meeting Room 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales, Florida

Though not always in the history books, the women who helped build, form, shape, and develop the state have inspired hope and possibility. Stories of strong, courageous women like Julia Tuttle, known as the Mother of Miami, or Mary McCleod Bethune, daughter of enslaved parents who went on to become an advisor to several US presidents, and other brave women who influenced and impacted their communities, Florida, and the nation.

CANCELED: Amazing Florida Women: African and African-American Contributions to Culture: Powerful Doctoring Women

Lake Wales Public Library - Schoenoff Meeting Room 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales, Florida

This event has been canceled. Please check back with our events calendar for any updates, or reach out to the event contact for more details.  In this presentation, Dr. Bireda examines the many contributions enslaved Africans and African Americans have made to American culture. Traditional culture retentions survived the Middle Passage and have influenced present-day American culture. This presentation provides surprising and previously untold facts about the impact of African

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