Sally Shifke from the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa talks about Plant's development of Florida through a system of railroads, steamboats, and hotels connecting western and central Florida to the rest of the country. Tampa Bay, where he built the opulent Tampa Bay Hotel, was the hub of his transportation system.
Bill Dudley talks with Minda Stephens, author of a new play, Matanzas: A Survivor's Story, and Scott Isert, the actor in the one-man play. The play is about a survivor of Pedro Menéndez's 1565 massacre of French Huguenots at Fort Caroline.
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.