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.

Film Screening: Lightning In A Bottle

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Join Florida Humanities, Tampa Bay Water, and the St. Petersburg Museum of History for a film screening and discussion on the 2023 documentary Lightning in A Bottle. The film explores the "water wars" that plagued the Tampa Bay region in the 1990s, and how local leaders came together to find a solution. A panel discussion will immediately follow the film. Moderated by Dr. Christopher Meindl, Director of the Florida Studies

What in the World? How Walt Created Disney World

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

When Walt Disney realized cheap tourist traps were enveloping Disneyland, he began a nationwide search for enough land to hold every dream he could imagine. What happened next would require a heightened degree of CIA-level secrecy for Disney's undercover team, who launched a misinformation campaign that included dummy corporations and secret transactions. However, when a keen-eyed reporter cracked the code, Disney was forced to show his hand. Audiences will be

Happy Hour with the Historian featuring “Seminole Portraits: Reflections Across Time” with Annette B. Fromm

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

This presentation introduces audiences to a variety of Florida Seminole portraits from the nineteenth century and how the portraits were used as propaganda to represent the Seminoles as dying people. "Seminole Portraits: Reflections Across Time" challenges this long-held belief to explore changing perspectives of Native Americans and the Florida Seminole. With a focus on portraiture over time, the rich history and continued vitality of the Florida Seminole will be brought

Happy Hour with a Historian: Good Day Sunshine State: How the Beatles Rocked Florida

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

The St. Petersburg Museum of History welcomes award-winning author Bob Kealing to Happy Hour with the Historian to present Good Day Sunshine State- How the Beatles Rocked Florida! In 1964, Beatlemania flooded the United States. The Beatles appeared live on the Ed Sullivan Show and embarked on their first North American tour. This lecture dives into this momentous time and place and explores the Fab Four's Seismic influence on the people

Happy Hour with the Historian: Dr. Gary Mormino, Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point”.

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Join the St. Petersburg Museum of History on Thursday, May 12th as the museum and UPC Insurance welcomes Dr. Gary Mormino and his presentation, "Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes and Florida's Turning Point," with a special book signing. Gary Mormino is an author of a wide range of academic and popular books. Immigrants on the Hill (University of Illinois press, 1986) won the Howard Marraro Prize

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