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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.

September 24, 2019

History at High Noon: The Great Ballgame- A Muskogee Story
Misty Penton, a traditional story teller of the Eknv Hvtke Tvlwv (White Earth Tribal Town) and Muscogee Nation of Florida, will share The Great Ballgame: A Muskogee Story Retold by Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Susan Roth. Following this story, she will discuss Muscogee culture and how the Ballgame manages conflict both within a tribal community and between tribal communities. Story telling is a traditional form of knowledge sharing. Ms. Penton will use her experiences as a native person, archaeologist, and educator to highlight this important Florida community. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum theater. The program is free and open to the public.


October 22, 2019

History at High Noon: Quilting Traditions in North Florida
Anissa Ford, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Education Director, will discuss quilting traditions developed in America over the past two centuries and how these traditions are shared in the Gadsden Arts exhibition, “From the Cedar Chest: Generations of Southern Quilting, 1830s to Today.” Learn the personal stories behind the quilts and explore patterns passed down through generations of families from the Big Bend region of North Florida. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum theater. 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.