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Issue: October 2016
Listen: These streets have stories to tell
Who built these towns - this state - we live in? They were adventurers, war refugees, homestead families, citrus growers, ranchers and cowboys, industrialists, quirky individualists, you name it. Meet them in Bartow, DeLand, Lake Wales, and Pensacola via our free walking tours - launching soon. Just download our walking-tour app to your phone or mobile device and walk through Florida history.  Learn more

Attention: Southwest Florida military veterans
Share your stories of life and the military through our Telling Project stage performances. Apply now to be a part of something special for the Naples-Fort Myers areas: a way to bridge the communication gap with the civilian community.  Information and application
Highlights of our many
events around the state
Oct. 21, Ybor City: Yale professor Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria explores Cuban baseball history and more.
Oct. 21, Delray Beach: Florida Memorial University professor Tameka Bredley Hobbs discusses the Highwaymen artists' story as it relates to Jim Crow Florida.
Oct. 22, Miami Springs: Southern African-American music in the courtyard, finale to our Smithsonian water exhibit.
Oct. 29, Lake Wales: All day music-food-fun festival kicking off our new walking tour
Nov. 1, Marco Island: Scholar Roger Smith delves into Florida's importance during the American Revolution.
Nov. 10, Fort Lauderdale: Historian Gary Mormino discusses Florida and WWII.
Nov. 12, Sebring: Artist/scholar Mallory O'Connor discusses "The Art of Hope: WPA Murals in Florida."
Details on these events and more:  Events Calendar
Educators, join our exploration
of Florida agriculture
Learn about the social, cultural, and environmental aspects of Florida's agricultural history in Bartow, "the fruit basket of Florida." Visit sites, meet experts, experience the Alafia  River Rendezvous, and more Jan. 19-21.  Learn more
Know any great writers?
Nominations are open for the 2017 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. The deadline to submit authors' names for this award of a lifetime is Dec. 16. More