Carlton Ward’s odyssey to the unseen heart of Florida will introduce you to exotic places and adventurous people. Read about it in FORUM. Here’s a sneak peek.
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Discover Art & History
Long before the Revolutionary War, freedom-hungry African-Americans fled slavery and created thriving settlements on Florida’s frontier. Full Story.
Get involved for Florida’s 500th anniversary
History will come alive on stage in 2013 during our statewide roadshow, “Dreamers & Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians.” Historical figures will describe their hopes for Florida—and for themselves. Show times and places.
Go to our Viva Florida page to see more!
This is only one of many events and resources we are sponsoring for Florida’s 500th anniversary.
Ponce de León experiences the Gulfstream's power. For more Florida History Moments, click here.
What's your journey story?
How and why did your family come to Florida? Everyone has a journey story to tell—and you’ll hear some fascinating tales at the multimedia “Journeys” exhibit, which just opened in Tarpon Springs. The exhibit will visit other venues all year. Created by the Smithsonian Institution, this traveling exhibit tells the stories of Americans on the move. Get more information.