Editor Dan Smith talks about finding and publishing a sketchbook by Phlip Ayer Sawyer in the Florida State Archives. It contained more than 100 sketches of Florida vessels, including sailboats, steamers, and Seminole Canoes. Sayer was part of the WPA project called HAMMS—Historic American Merchant Marine Survey.
Historian Dr. Michael Gannon discusses St. Augustine, the first permanent European colony in the modern United States and the first Thanksgiving held there, which predated the one between the Massachusettes Pilgrims and Native Americans by fifty-six years.
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.