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History at High Noon

Mid-day program

4th Tuesday of Every Month
Noon - 12:45 p.m.

R. A. Gray Building
Museum Theatre (lower level)

Give your brain a jolt at the History at High Noon. On the fourth Tuesday of the month, local experts discuss topics related to Florida history, culture, and arts. The presentations usually are followed by a brief tour of the Museum.

October 23, 2018

History at High Noon: Quilt and Textile Preservation
Ms. Ellen Rider, Senior Curator at the Museum of Florida History, discusses preservation techniques, which can be used at home, to preserve quilts and textiles. The discussion explores why certain materials and methods are most effective, what to avoid, how to display, and how to store items. Enjoy lunch during the program. Bring your own or buy from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building. To place your order with The Egg Express, call 850.354.8787 no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program and pick it up before the program starts. See the lunch menu at museumoffloridahistory.com/visit/menu-pg02.cfm. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! The program is free and open to the public.


November 27, 2018

History at High Noon: Finding that Perfect Ride- Surfboard Shaping and Design
Dennis Litchfield, a Florida surfboard shaper and avid surfer, discusses his passion for surfing and board design. Mr. Litchfield also explains the process of shaping boards and his personal experience creating surf boards locally in Florida. Enjoy lunch during the program. Bring your own or buy from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building. To place your order with The Egg Express, call 850.354.8787 no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program and pick it up before the program starts. See the lunch menu at museumoffloridahistory.com/visit/menu-pg02.cfm. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! The program is free and open to the public.


Previous Programs

July 23, 2013

Jon Grandage from the State Archives of Florida discussed three centuries of cattle culture among Florida Indians and how the Seminole Tribe of Florida keeps herding traditions alive today. Since arriving with Spanish settlers in the late 16th century, cattle have become interwoven into the history and culture of Native Americans in Florida. This lecture complemented the Museum's temporary exhibit, Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success.

Watch this lecture on the Florida Channel's Website.

June 25, 2013

Barbara Hines, from the Florida Public Archaeology Network discussed archaeology related to Seminole people and explored the issues archaeologists face when studying Native Americans. This lecture was part of the programming for the Museum s temporary exhibit, Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success.

Watch this lecture on the Florida Channel's Website.