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70th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, at the height of World War II, allied soldiers from 12 countries landed on the beaches of German occupied Normandy, France. This assault, known as D-Day, was a pivotal moment in World War II and many... More

The 3rd Annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest

The 3rd Annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest will take place this Father’s Day Weekend from June 13th through the 15th at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center. This free and family-friendly event is geared up... More

Viva Florida Traveling Exhibit to Debut in Marianna

It was announced that the first venue to host the Viva Florida traveling exhibition will be the Jackson County Tourist Development Council in Marianna, Florida.  The exhibition, Viva Florida: Florida Before Statehood,... More

Florida Heritage Month

March 15 through April 15 is the 11th annual Florida Heritage Month.  The Department of State encourages citizens to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Florida’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Springs Eternal Project in Tallahassee

Secretary of State Ken Detzner is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of artwork by Florida photographer John Moran. The exhibition is on display in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts in the R.A. Gray Building... More

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month.  Celebrate the remarkable women in Florida's history with a visit to a historic site and learn more with resources from the State Library and Archives of Florida and The Commission on... More

Florida Archaeology Month 2014

Florida's diverse history and prehistory stretches back over 12,000 years. Every March, statewide programs and events celebrating Florida Archaeology Month are designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about... More

The Nao Victoria Experience in Fort Myers

El Galeón is back in Florida with her companion ship, the Nao Victoria!Following on from the success of El Galeón: the Viva Florida 500 Voyage in 2013, the Nao Victoria Foundation and a number of Viva Florida partners have... More

Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience

The year 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, an anniversary that is recognized and commemorated nationally and internationally. It is the second year of the three-year St. Augustine 450th Commemoration.... More

2014 Black History Month

From the first free Africans that arrived to Florida's shores in 1513 to the struggles of slavery and segregation, there are many powerful stories and a rich history to be shared as we recognize Black History Month nationwide.... More

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