HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

WE WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 24, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2015
FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND ANNUAL INVENTORY.

WE WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BOARD, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS OF THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY!

Regular hours of business are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 4:30 pm
For research appointments please contact our archivist in advance at:
ben.dibiase@myfloridahistory.org or (321) 690-1971 ext. 211

 


 

Florida Frontiers 116

  1. UCF STUDENT DOCUMENTARY ON THE JOHNS COMMITTEE
  2. 1513 MOMENT – PEDRO MENENDEZ’S CONTRACT
  3. VISITING A 1910 FISHING CAMP
  4. A QUESTION OF HONOR

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 115

  1. MUSEUM OF FLORIDA HISTORY “FOREVER CHANGED” EXHIBIT
  2. 1513 MOMENT – WINDOWS AND CHIMNEYS IN ST. AUGUSTINE
  3. A FORMER JOURNALIST REMEMBERS THE NIXON-KENNEDY DEBATES
  4. FLORIDA’S NEW DEAL LEGACY

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 114

  1. PATRICK SMITH – 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR WRITING
  2. 1513 MOMENT – JESUITS IN LA FLORIDA
  3. SAVING A JAPANESE GARDEN
  4. NATIVE AMERICANS AND SPANISH IN COLONIAL FLORIDA

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 113

  1. WINDOVER SITE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
  2. 1513 MOMENT – COLONIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
  3. RALPH FLOWERS – ST. LUCIE COUNTY’S FIRST BLACK JUDGE
  4. BOBBY HICKS – REMEMBERING A FLORIDA FOLKSINGER

 


29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 112

  1. FLORIDA’S FREEDOM STRUGGLE
  2. 1513 MOMENT – COQUINA ROCK
  3. TEDDY ROOSEVELT, DARWIN AND PELICAN ISLAND
  4. “FLORIDA’S SPECIAL PLACES” PLAY

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 111

  1. ORMOND BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  2. 1513 MOMENT – PEDRO MENENDEZ DE AVILES
  3. SURFING BEACH SAVED
  4. AFRICAN AMERICAN RAILROAD WORKERS

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 110

  1. PAUL ORTIZ – “EMANCIPATION BETRAYED”
  2. 1513 MOMENT – SPANISH MISSIONARIES
  3. MIAMI DOLPHINS FAN
  4. GLADES COUNTY VOICES

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Florida Frontiers 109

  1. JOHN SCHULTZ-FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGY
  2. 1513 MOMENT – PANFILO NAVAREZ
  3. ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND THE SMATHERS FAMILY
  4. QUILTERS IN EATONVILLE

26.55 MB

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Wentz, Rachel

Following a thirteen-year career as a firefighter/paramedic, Dr. Wentz retired from the Orlando Fire Department to pursue advanced degrees in anthropology. She graduated from Florida State University with an MS and PhD in Anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her master's thesis was an analysis of fracture frequencies among the Windover skeletal population; a 7,000-year-old site in Titusville, FL. Her doctoral dissertation was a bioarchaeological assessment of the same population. Dr. Wentz has also analyzed remains from Little Salt Spring and Calico Hill, both prehistoric sites in Florida. She has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine and obtained experience in forensics at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology and forensic anthropology at Florida State University. She is the author of several books and writes a weekly blog entitled "The Body Blog," which explores the body through science and culture.

 

Recently published by FHS:

Life and Death at Windover - Cover

 

 

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Florida's Folk Singer Bobby Hicks.

Episode Number: 
001
Mark-In Point: 
20:36
Length: 
05:15

Florida Folk Show host Pete Gallagher and folk musician Ernie Williams remember Bobby Hicks, a Florida folk singer who championed environmental protection and cultural preservation.

Subject 1: 
Music
Subject 2: 
Environment

Florida's Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Episode Number: 
001
Mark-In Point: 
13:30
Length: 
07:00

Duke Nelson, a retired Army officer, discusses his experiences in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Subject 1: 
Cuban American
Subject 2: 
Politics

Patrick Smith and Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan on A Land Remembered

Episode Number: 
001
Mark-In Point: 
01:15
Length: 
12:05

Patrick Smith discusses his novel, A Land Remembered, which is considered the great epic Florida novel.

Subject 1: 
Cracker Culture
Subject 2: 
Florida Authors

Moonshine Whiskey in Florida

Episode Number: 
002
Mark-In Point: 
21:55
Length: 
06:00

Bill Dudley talks to several former moonshiners about how, from the 1920s to 1950s, many people in Florida supplemented their income by operating illegal stills and running moonshine.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Florida's Frog Leg Industry

Episode Number: 
002
Mark-In Point: 
15:55
Length: 
05:55

Judge William Hendry discusses his father's frog businss during the Depression.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Folklife