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Museum of Florida History Celebrates Forty Years!



To celebrate the Museum of Florida History's forty years, several exhibits, educational programs, and events are planned in 2017. The following events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Temporary Exhibits

Living the Dream: Twentieth-Century Florida opens soon. Join the Museum for the exhibit grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2:00–9:00 p.m.

2nd Saturday Family Programs - 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

October 14 – "Exploring Archives"
Celebrate American Archives Month with this fun program highlighting the role of archives in preserving our past and informing the future and learn how archives are used as part of museum exhibits. Families and children are invited to create their own primary document recording their museum experience to share with people in the future.

November 11 – "Celebrating Veterans Day"
Learn about Florida's role in World War II and learn how people on the home front assisted the war effort. Following a brief tour of the Florida Remembers World War II exhibit, visitors are welcome to take part in related crafts and interactive activities.

History at High Noon - 12:00–12:45 p.m.

The History at High Noon Series of historical talks features a different topic on the fourth Tuesday of each month from noon to 12:45 p.m. Order a lunch from The Egg Express or bring your own. Location: Gallery for Innovation and the Arts.

October 24 – Cuban Migration
Professor and author Marisella Veiga discusses the Cuban exile community in Florida and Cuban resettlement. She will demonstrate the preparation of a no-bake Cuban dessert. A book signing of her memoir, We Carry Our Homes With Us, follows the presentation.

November 28 – Florida Tourism and Motion Pictures
Join staff from the State Archives of Florida as they discuss the use of motion picture film and Florida tourism.