SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, Public History Forum

UPDATED 5/13/2022

THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2022 PUBLIC HISTORY FORUM

AND

THE 33RD ANNUAL MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS SOCIETY CONFERENCE

 

HILTON CONFERENCE CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE
MAY 19-21, 2022

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6:00 pm:

FHS Board of Director’s Meeting: Dogwood Room (Private event)

MKR Society Board of Trustees Meeting: Live Oak Room (Private event)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 8:00 am—9:00 am: Pre-Conference Area

Registration

FHS Book Store open until 1:00pm

MKR Society Silent Auction open

Coffee and Conversation

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 9:00am—9:30am: Ballroom B/C

Welcome!

Executive Directors Ben Brotemarkle and Flo Turcotte

Presidents Maurice J. O’Sullivan and Darien Andreu

Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 9:30am—10:15am: Ballroom B/C

Opening Presentation: “A Brief History of Alachua County, Including the Origins of Cross Creek”

Presenter: Peggy Macdonald, Public Historian

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 10:15am—10:30am

Break

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 10:30am—11:30am: Ballroom B/C

Panel Discussion: “Marge and Julia: The Correspondence Between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner Bigham”

Facilitator/Participant: Florence M. Turcotte, Literary Manuscripts Archivist, George A. Smathers Libraries

Participant: Brent E. Kinser, Professor of English, Western Carolina University

Participant: Rodger L. Tarr, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, Illinois State University

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 11:30am—11:45am

Break

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 11:45am—12:45pm: Ballroom B/C

Presentation/Discussion: “Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future”

Presenter: Steven Noll, Associate Professor of History, University of Florida

Presenter: David Tegeder, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair, Santa Fe College

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 12:45pm—1:00pm

Break

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1:00pm—2:15pm: Ballroom A

FHS Awards Luncheon

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2:15pm—2:30pm

Break

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2:30pm—4:30pm

Board Candies Luxury Motorcoach at Hilton entrance for departure at 2:30pm

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park (half hour on bus, 90 minutes on site, back on bus at 4:30pm)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 5:00pm—7:00pm

George A. Smathers Library Archive Visit and Reception

Hosted by James G. Cusick, Curator of the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida and Florence M. Turcotte, Literary Manuscripts Archivist, University of Florida

Welcome from Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida

(Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, and soft drinks)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 7:30pm—9:30pm

Hippodrome State Theatre

Screening of the Opera Orlando production of the new Stella Sung, Mark Campbell one-act opera

“The Secret River” based on a short story by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Post-screening Q&A with Opera Orlando’s Gabriel Preisser, and composer Stella Sung

(cash bar)

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 8:00am—8:45am: Pre-Conference Area

Registration

FHS Book Store open until 2:00pm

MKR Society Silent Auction open

Coffee and Conversation

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 8:45am—9:00am

Recognition of Emancipation Day in Florida

Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, FHS Board Members

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 9:00am—10:00am: Ballroom B/C

Panel Discussion: “Oral History, Genealogy, and Researching Underrepresented Populations”

Facilitator/Participant: Paul Ortiz, Director, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida

Participant: Alonzo Felder, CEO and Founder, My Roots Foundation

Participant: Connie Lester, Director, RICHES Digital Archiving Project, University of Central Florida

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 10:00am—10:15am

Break

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 10:15am—11:15am: Ballroom B/C

Panel Discussion: “Florida Literature: Historical Perspectives in Fiction and Non-Fiction”

Facilitator: Holly Baker, Public History Coordinator and Archivist, Florida Historical Society

Participant: Maurice J. O’Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Literature, Rollins College

Participant: James Michael Denham, Professor of History and Director of the Lawton M. Chiles Jr. Center for Florida History, Florida Southern College.

Participant: Keith Huneycutt, Professor of English, Florida Southern College

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 11:15am—11:30am

Break

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 11:30am—12:30pm: Ballroom B/C

Panel Discussion: “Public History, Historic Preservation, and Building for the Future: The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community (P.E.C.) and the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities”

Facilitator: Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director, Florida Historical Society

Participant: N. Y. Nathiri, Executive Director of P.E.C. and the ZORA! Festival

Participant: Vivian Geary, Senior Event Manager, Universal Orlando Resort

Participant: Trent Tomengo, Professor of Humanities, Seminole State College

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 12:30pm

Lunch on your own

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1:30pm—4:00pm

Candies Luxury Motorcoach running in a loop from the Hilton to

Harn Museum of Art: “Florida Impressions: Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers” and the

Florida Museum of Natural History

Hop on and hop off at your leisure between the two museums and the hotel

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 6:00pm—7:00pm: Pre-Conference Area

Pre-Banquet Reception with live music from Little Jake and the Soul Searchers

(cash bar)

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 7:00pm—9:00pm: Ballroom A

Banquet Dinner with Jillian Prescott Memorial Lecture from Ann McCutchan, author of The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of The Yearling

 

MKR Society Silent Auction bidding ends following the Banquet

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 8:00am—8:45am: Pre-Conference Area

Registration/Coffee and Conversation

FHS Book Store open until 1:00pm

MKR Society Silent Auction items distributed

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 8:45am—9:15am: Ballroom C

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Meeting

President Darien Andreu, presiding

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 9:15am—9:30am

Break

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 9:30am—10:30am: Ballroom B

Presentation/Discussion: Florida History Day Student Showcase

Facilitator: KC Smith

Featuring 8th Grade Students from the Fort Clarke Middle School R.E.A.C.H. Program

Libby Rant, Website: 1924 Quota Act

Lisa Liu, Documentary: The Chinese Civil War: The Bloody Birth of the People’s Republic

Lily Tanner, Website: Ping Pong Diplomacy

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10:30am—10:45am

Break

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10:45am—11:45am: Ballroom C

Presentation/Discussion: “Stetson Kennedy: Living a Life of Purpose”

Musical Performance by The Jackson Family and Friends

“Orange Lake Sings,” “Orange Lake, Goodnight,” and “Paynes Prairie” composed by Sara Nussel based on poems by Stetson Kennedy

Facilitator/Presenter: Paul Ortiz, Director, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida

Presenter: Sandra Parks, Chair, Stetson Kennedy Foundation

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 11:45am—12:00pm

Break

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 12:00pm—12:45pm: Ballroom C

“A Conversation Remembering Aunt Marjorie and Uncle Norton”

Facilitator/Discussant: David Nolan, Past President of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

Discussant: Sally Baskin Hooker, niece of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 12:45pm—1:00pm

Break

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1:00pm

Arrive on your own to the Matheson History Museum for a tour and box lunch picnic in the park

 

VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS: PRE-CONFERENCE AREA

 

Florida Historical Society Bookstore/Author Signing Area

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Silent Auction

University Press of Florida

Gloria Lee with work by the late artist Ernest Lee

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Listening Station

 

NOTE: THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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