Florida Humanities Council

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As a Viva Florida partner, the Florida Humanities Council is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.

The rich resources provided by the Florida Humanities Council include useful information for teachers and students of all ages. Listen to Florida History Moments on our audio pageor watch programs like ¡Buen Provecho! and History Moments on the multimedia page. You can also attend a live performance as history comes to life with Dreamers and Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians or the newest traveling program, Two Takes on a Dream featuring Mary McLeod Bethune and Zora Neale Hurston's two very different approaches to how best to attain their shared goal of racial equality.  Learn more about Florida here or visit TeachingFlorida.org to bring the study of Florida into your classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines the scholarship of distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers.

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Guided by pre-eminent scholars, local cultural and civic leaders, and longtime members of the communities visited, these cultural-heritage tours uncover the distinct qualities that define a community’s history and create its cultural identity. Come and discover a Florida not experienced by the casual tourist.

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Resources from the Florida Humanities Council

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Dreamers and Schemers Florida History Moments FORUM Magazine Teacher Opportunities

About The Florida Humanities Council

Established in 1973 as a private non-profit organization, the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) is the state affiliate of the National

Endowment for the Humanities. FHC uses the disciplines of the humanities to develop public programs and resources that explore history, literary and artistic traditions, cultural values, and ethics.

FHC provides grants to non-profit organizations to provide public humanities programs and cultural resources in their communities. FHC also designs and coordinates workshops for K-12 teachers, conducts heritage tours, operates a humanities speakers bureau, and partners with libraries to provide family literacy programs and cultural exhibits. FHC’s award-winning magazine, FORUM, which is circulated throughout the state, provides historic perspective and cultural insight into a wide-range of Florida topics.

Governed by a 25-member board comprised of members of the academic, public, nonprofit and corporate sectors, FHC board members serve a renewable three-year term. Six members of the FHC board are appointed by the Governor. FHC funding comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Florida, and private donations.

Learn even more about the Florida Humanities Council on their website: FloridaHumanities.org