2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – April 26

BOB STONE
Cattle Ranching in Florida: Five Centuries of Tradition

A folklorist and media-producer based in Gainesville, Bob Stone will be our last speaker. His multi-media presentation explores and celebrates all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions from the colonial period to the 21st century, including; Cracker whips, unique ranch gates, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church, Cracker funerals, Seminole ranchers, roping and branding, Florida rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.

When: April 26, 2018
Doors open at 6:30; program starts at 7:00
Where: Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Blvd. of the Arts Sarasota, FL
Cost: Free to members; $5 non-members
For reservations, call 941-361-2453 or e-mail info@foschc.org
Light refreshments will be available

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – March 22

DR. STEVE NOLL
Florida Transportation:
Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Steamboats, too!

Tying transportation history to social history, this presentation moves from the Bellamy Road of the 1820s to the modern transportation issues facing the Sunshine State in the 21st century.

Dr. Steve Noll, (history department at the University of Florida), will tell Florida’s history as a territory and state through the changing methods of transportation designed to move people and goods both to Florida and within Florida. By examining the changing transportation networks in the state, this presentation on March 22 shows how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to one of the most important states in the Union. He plans to donate a copy of his award-winning book, “Ditch of Dreams”, about the ill-fated Cross Florida Barge Canal to a lucky winner.

Thank you to those who attended the interesting, informative, and invigorating presentation on “Florida Transportation History” presented by Steve Noll. It was a great evening and we appreciate your attendance. Congratulations to Karen Potts who was the lucky winner of Dr. Noll’s book.

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

 

2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – February 22

DAVID SCHMIDT
Legacy of FDR’s WPA and CCC Projects in Sarasota County
This program examines the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), focusing on the projects that still exist in Sarasota County.

David is currently the curator of the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Highland Hammock State Park in Sebring. Before that, he taught for 37 years focusing on United States history, Geography, and special education. His studies include two summers of research at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York.

When: February 22, 2018
Doors open at 6:30; program starts at 7:00
Where: Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Blvd. of the Arts Sarasota, FL
Cost: Free to members; $5 non-members
For reservations, call 941-361-2453 or e-mail info@foschc.org
Light refreshments will be available

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

 

2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – February 1

DR. JACK DAVIS
Florida and the Gulf of Mexico: History, Wisdom, and Hope

This presentation explores the way people, from pre-Spanish natives to current shoreside residents, have organized their societies and individual lives around nature, and how Gulf nature has been a positive force in human events. Dr. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. He is the author or editor of several books on Florida, including the inspiration for this lecture, “Gulf: The Making of an American Sea”.

When: February 1, 2018
Doors open at 6:30; program starts at 7:00
Where: Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Blvd. of the Arts Sarasota, FL
Cost: Free to members; $5 non-members
For reservations, call 941-361-2453 or e-mail info@foschc.org
Light refreshments will be available

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture