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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.

June 25, 2019

History at High Noon: Out of the Mouth of Babes: Children’s Voices in the Archives
This month's discuss will be presented by Lydia Nabors, Archivist, State Archives of Florida. The State Archives of Florida collect historically valuable documents in order to preserve the information for future generations. Often these documents are correspondence between governmental officials or examples of professionals sharing their opinions with the current administration. Little gems shine brightly between these records—those of the children voicing their own concerns to the Governor’s office. This small exploration into children’s voices found in the archives sheds light on the junior citizens in our society and how they capture historic moments in their correspondence. Please note the Museum is currently seeking a new operator for the café and food is not available for purchase at this time. Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum theater. 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.