This broadcast discusses the book, A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport, written in 1855 by Cyrus Parkhurst Condit and published for the first time in 2009. Written ten years after Florida statehood, Condit's book provides an accurate depiction of everyday life prior to the Civil War through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old boy in north Florida. The program features the book's editors, Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan and Dr. Wexian Zhang of Rollins College.
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.