Dr. Kevin McCarthy discusses the history of Christmas in Florida, beginning with the Hernando de Soto expedition in present-day Tallahassee to modern times. McCarthy's book, Christmas in Florida, illustrates the cultural diversity of the state and includes Christmas recipes from many places.
Brevard Cultural Alliance's mission is to build and sustain a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County's quality of life.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FHC grants primarily respond to the needs of local communities, but they often address topics of statewide interest. FHC is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.
This project is sponsored in part by The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.