Dreamers & Schemers Statewide Roadshow

FHC is currently seeking partners to host our Dreamers and Schemers turn-key program.

What is Dreamers & Schemers?

A statewide series of programs designed to engage audiences in thoughtful reflection and dialogue about our state’s rich heritage.

Florida has always meant different things to different people. For some, it means wide-open spaces, freedom, opportunity and adventure. For others, it means white-sand beaches, palm trees, and Mickey Mouse.

Audiences will hear what Florida meant to some of those who helped shape its destiny. Some are native sons & daughters who strove to protect their beloved home. Others came here looking for their freedom or fortune. While their motivations varied, each left their indelible mark on this great state.

Why host a Dreamers & Schemers program:

  • FHC handles all payments of honoraria and travel expenses to each performer, musician, and the moderator 
  • FHC coordinates of all performer, musician, and moderator travel
  • FHC provides all tour publicity templates including a flier and program playbill that can be reproduced by each site, as well as access to a FHC mailing list for members in the area

Our current Dreamers & Schemers trio's:

Environment vs. Development
With its pristine beaches, fertile farm land, and vast Everglades, the lure of tourism and industry has always been at odds with preserving Florida’s natural beauty and unique ecosystems. Henry Flagler, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas each had a very different vision of what the future Florida should look like and who should control its natural resources.

Florida’s Great African Americans
With its unique history and geographic location, Florida has always been racially diverse. Like many travelers to our state, Zora Neale Hurston, Francisco Menéndez, and Mary McLeod Bethune each came to better themselves, but ended up bettering all of us.

Frontier Florida
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, the Sunshine State was the least populated state in the south – one of the last frontiers in the country. Jacob Summerlin, Ivy Stranahan, and Napoleon Bonaparte Broward each fought to tame the wilderness and helped blaze a trail for the rest of us.

Interested in hosting a program? Click here.

A Sampling of Dreamers & Schemers

Produced for the Florida Humanities Council by Bill Dudley.