LECTURES

2019 Florida Humanities Speaker Series Lectures

Black Box Theatre

Black Box Theatre

Museum

  1. Modern by Tradition: Seminole Culture
    JAN 12
    Modern by Tradition: Seminole Culture
    This lecture explores how the Seminoles have embraced the dualism of being both modern and traditional. It examines their origin stories, dress, cuisine, housing, ceremonial life, and family life.
  2. Florida Soul
    FEB 5
    Florida Soul
    John Capouya will play classic R&B, show vintage and contemporary photos of soul greats, and share his research into this important musical history in a presentation that’s as entertaining as it is educational.
  3. Transparent Waters: 
Florida's Springs
    FEB 19
    Transparent Waters: Florida's Springs
    This talk examines how springs were—and still are—symbolic representations of natural Florida, and how they continue to stand at the critical and fragile intersection with growth and development.
  4. Florida Transportation History
    MAR 5
    Florida Transportation History
    Florida’s history can be told through the changing methods designed to move people and goods here. Tying transportation history to social history, this presentation moves from the Bellamy Road of the 1820s to the modern issues facing Florida in the 21st century.
  5. Patrick Smith's Florida is 
A Land Remembered
    MAR 19
    Patrick Smith's Florida is A Land Remembered
    Using video records of his father, Rick Smith will show how Patrick Smith researched "A Land Remembered" for over two years before he could write it, and he’ll share his thoughts about the “real” Florida.
  6. Alligators in Florida Culture
    APR 2
    Alligators in Florida Culture
    Whether it’s a school mascot, being wrestled at a tourist attraction, or sunbathing on a golf course, these reptiles are ubiquitous to our state -- there can be no Florida without alligators. Hey, keep your hands inside the canoe.

Black Box Theatre

Sunrise Theatre

Museum

HOURS & ADDRESS
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
500 North Indian River Drive
Historic Downtown
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
772-465-0630
          
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We are pleased to partner again with Main Street
Fort Pierce to present the 2019 Florida Humanities Speaker Series.

Please note the location of the programs in the Series alternates between the Museum and the Sunrise Theatre for the Perfoming Arts - Black Box Theatre.
Complete program and speaker descriptions may be viewed in the program brochure - click INFO below.
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This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.