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.

Our Stories, Our Selves

Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave S., Live Oak

Real-life, old-Florida stories of adults and children, rascals and heroes: everyone is a vital part of living Florida history, not something that just happens to other people. Caren Neile is founding director of the South Florida Storytelling Project. Neile's teaching and research are in the fields of Intercultural, Cultural and Rhetorical Communication Studies. Her research emphasizes peace and tolerance building, conflict transformation, health and well-being (particularly with regard to the

Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave S., Live Oak

The inspiring story of Dr. Anna Darrow, wife, mother, pharmacist, artist and veterinarian and the second woman licensed to practice medicine in Florida. She braved swamps, alligators, venomous snakes, and dangerous outlaws so she could heal the sick, nurse the wounded and deliver babies in the early 20th century. Bilingual (Spanish/English) Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar loves to share stories and connect people, languages and cultures. She is an award-winning storyteller,

Lessons from the Past and the Origins of Black History Month

Suwannee River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Ave S., Live Oak

The talk will discuss Dr. Carter G. Woodson and his motivation to create what is now known as Black History Month and its significance today. The conversation will also include an examination of historical figures including Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Howard Thurman and Mrs. Rosa Parks. Dr. Ashley Robertson Preston is on faculty at UF's African American Studies department. She received a doctorate in African Diaspora History/Public History from

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