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Legacy Giving: 
Make a commitment to Florida's future through a planned gift to the Florida Humanities Council. Please contact Brenda Clark at 727-873-2009 or   
Issue: May 2016
What is a Florida Cracker? Listen to this.
Florida folk singers will tell you all about these tough Scots-Irish pioneers. And, you might (or might not) get hungry when hearing about the frontier food Crackers caught, trapped, and shot. Enjoy these colorful stories of Florida's enduring heritage in  our latest blog post

Wanted: Orlando-area veterans 
After standing ovations in Pensacola and the Tampa Bay area, our Veterans Telling Project is bound for Orlando this fall. We're seeking vets and family members who want to tell their stories of life and the military to community audiences. Apply by June 3. More here.
"WaterWays" Smithsonian exhibit
opens in Palatka on May 28
Don't miss the multimedia "WaterWays" exhibit, exploring the impact water has on our landscape, culture, and spirituality. Our six-city tour of this national Smithsonian "Museum on Main Street" traveling exhibit opens at the St. Johns River Center in Palatka on May 28. Full tour schedule Want to bring an exhibit to your town? Apply here
A Big Thank You! 
We appreciate your support and generous donations on Give Day. Because of you, we were successful in raising $8,460 in pledges! All funds will be used to buy book sets for the deserving families who graduate from our PrimeTime reading program.
Interested in serving on our board?
We are seeking candidates to serve on the Florida Humanities Board of Directors. New members will be elected in September. Learn more.
New grant deadlines announced
Do you have an idea for a public cultural program? Check out opportunities for grant funding. We've just added new deadlines to apply for grants of up to $5,000. Grant deadlines: June 1, August 1, and October 3, 2016.