Florida Humanities Speaker Series (Upcoming date: Apr. 6)

  • Habana Deco: Art and Architecture of Cuba: Compare our South Florida architecture and society to that of our closest neighbor, Cuba. Take a virtual tour of the art, architecture and culture of Havana Cuba, through images taken by Sharon Koskoff. Wednesday, October 5 — 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Florida and WWII: Dr. Gary Mormino, one of Florida’s leading historians, discusses the lasting impact of World War II on Florida, including the explosive military growth, the transformation of the home front, and the increased population, economy and tourism after the war. Thursday, November 10 — 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • Remembering Paradise Park: Paradise Park was the “colored only” counterpart to Silver Springs, a central Florida tourist attraction famous for its crystal-clear water and glass bottom boats. From 1949 to 1969, boats passed each other on the Silver River–blacks on one side, whites on the other. Thursday, February 16, 2017 — 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • On Hemingway: Three views: Travel back in time and hear from three women as they discuss author Ernest Hemingway. Portrayed in character by Betty Jean Steinshouer. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — 7:00 pm to 9:30 am.
  • Global Events that touched Florida: Great Depression through Cold War: Explore Floridians’ memories of U-boat attacks, German POWs, the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and more. Janie Gould uses excerpts from her Florida shows first heard on public radio station WQCS/88.9 FM, Fort Pierce. Thursday, April 6th, 2017 — 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.


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