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: Due to Hurricane Ian, some events have been canceled or postponed. We are working 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.

 

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

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

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.

Coffee and Conversations: Sacred Waters with Dr. Victoria Machado

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

This presentation explores efforts to restore Florida's waterways. We will investigate the motivations of environmentalists who love and advocate for these water bodies. By focusing on issues related to springs and the Everglades, we will dive into the conversations that arise when Floridians view water as essential to their quality of life. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A virtual livestream is

Coffee and Conversations: Florida Water Stories with Dr. Steve Noll

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
Virtual Event Virtual Event

In this program, the energetic Dr. Noll will explore Florida's long and difficult relationship with water, its attempts to turn land into water and water into land, and the contentious issues involving the Everglades, the Ocklawaha River, political battles with Alabama and Georgia, and the potential impact of sea-level rise. This program is free and open to the public. Dr. Noll will deliver his presentation by Zoom and guests may

Water/Ways Grand Opening and Family Day

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

Come one, come all to Family Day at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum! This special event coincides with the grand opening of the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibit Water/Ways, brought to our community by the Florida Humanities. We are partnering with the City of Inverness to make this a day you won't soon forget. Enjoy highly acclaimed professional storyteller Katie Adams perform a collection of the best pirate tales,

In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

In this program Pursuit of Florida's Paleo Hunters you can travel back into the last Ice Age and learn about Florida's first people. Discover how they survived climate change and giant predators. Who were the archeologis that discovered these early hunters' artifact sites? We will compare the artifacts found here in Florida to those found around North America. Were there people living here before the Clovis Tradition and what is

Respect: Soul and the Civil Rights Movement with John Capouya

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL

John Capouya will come and present Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement. Words, images and stirring music tell the story of the soul music that became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement: Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Florida's own Timmy Thomas ("Why Can't We Live Together''). Join us for this exciting musical presentation. Mr. Capouya is an author, journalist, and professor at

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