Viva Florida: Florida Before Statehood Traveling Exhibit

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Traveling Exhibits from the Museum of Florida History
 From alligators and citrus labels to archaeology and art, the Museum of Florida History's Traveling Exhibits program (TREX) brings Florida history, art, and culture to to communities around the state. The nominal fee covers the exhibition for a three month stay, transportation to your venue and all insurance safeguards for travel.  Bring a piece of Florida through your doors with one of the featured exhibits below.

Exhibits on Offer From the Museum of Florida History

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Viva Florida: Florida Before Statehood

From First Floridians and early colonies to European explorations and journeys seeking freedom, Florida’s story is distinctive.  This exhibit explores the development of Florida into the great state we know today since the landing of Juan Ponce de León and the naming of our state La Florida. Ideal for smaller display spaces, this exhibit would be ideal for school, library or foyer venues.

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Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success

From isolation in the mid-1800s to the establishment of a sovereign tribe that oversees a major international corporation, the Seminole people have experienced a remarkable journey. They continue to be an important part of Florida’s diverse cultural landscape.

This exhibit focuses on the rich culture that the Seminoles created and sustained during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Visions of Florida: Clyde Butcher Exhibition

Discover an undisturbed paradise that is rapidly disappearing. Through the eyes of one of America's finest landscape photographers, journey into the realm of natural Florida—a world seldom seen either by tourists or longtime residents.

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The Maple Leaf Shipwreck

During the latter part of the Civil War in Florida, the Union transport ship Maple Leaf was sunk in the St. John's River near Jacksonville by a Confederate torpedo. After it sank, the ship lay in the St. John's River until 1984, when it was rediscovered and partially excavated by Keith Holland and the St. John's Archaeological Expedition, Inc.

The ship's contents, encased by the river's muddy bottom, provide a time capsule of this period in history, offering a glimpse into previously undocumented aspects of the war and its effects on northeastern Florida.

This exhibit features items used by the soldiers on board the Maple Leaf, an authentic reproduction of the Civil War-era torpedo that was used to sink the ship, and an informational video

For more information or too reserve one of these exhibits visit the Museum of Florida History website or contact Elyse Cornelison, TREX Coordinator, 850.245.6400 /