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Grant Deadlines
Noon, Apr 1, and Jun 1, 2016, Applications due.

Issue: February 2016
Celebrate Florida's Highwaymen:
Legendary artists of the road
We are proud sponsors of the new Highwaymen Heritage Trail in Fort Pierce, opening Feb. 20 with a guided tour and festival. Don't miss this chance to learn about Florida's famed artists of the road, 26 African-American landscape painters who sold their work out of car trunks because they couldn't enter the segregated galleries of the 1950s. Learn more about Florida's Highwaymen and their cultural impact, here
Mary Ann Carroll
Mary Ann Carroll
Florida writer David Kirby 
wins lifetime achievement award
Longtime Florida State University creative writing professor David Kirby, a poet, essayist, critic, and author of children's literature has won the Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Judges cited Kirby's wit, craft, and insight in creating "enduring works of art." More.
High school students: 
Adventure calls this summer
High school juniors and seniors, here's an opportunity to delve into intriguing topics while enjoying a weeklong college experience. Stay in dorms, hear engaging talks from faculty, take fascinating field trips, and discuss it all with students from around the state. These seminars start June 12 at the University of Florida, Flagler College, and Eckerd College. Learn more.

Educators, reboot your routines! 
We have just the thing to help you bring new life to your classrooms. Our Teaching Florida professional development programs offer new places and new topics. Walk in the footsteps of civil rights leaders, explore food justice, immerse yourself in history, and much more. Details here.
Meet the people of the Everglades
Join us on our Everglades cultural tour April 8-10. You'll hear from artists, historians, venerable "Gladesmen," boat captains, and many others who have made this complex "river of grass" their home. More.
Say it out loud: Join us March 12
Come listen to Florida's finest high school poets as they bring their art to the stage March 12 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The students have reached our Poetry Out Loud finals after winning recitation contests at their schools. The winner receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete for the national championship.  Click here.

Other Upcoming Events: 
  • Religious identity and growing up Jewish in Polk County: Lakeland, Feb. 21
  • How tourism played out on Florida's segregated beaches: Ocala, Feb. 26 
  • Florida through the eyes of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Key West, March 10
  • Why we should care about 500 years of Florida history: Davie, March 16

View these events and more, here