Florida Frontiers TV - The Edison and Ford Winter Estates
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison first came to Florida in 1885, where he built a winter residence and laboratory. In 1916, Edison’s friend and collaborator, automobile manufacturer Henry Ford, bought his own Fort Myers estate, right next door to Edison’s.
Florida Frontiers TV - Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Florida
Frank Lloyd Wright is known as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Wright wanted to create a uniquely American style of architecture that broke away from European models, and create geometrically interesting, organic structure that blended into the natural landscape. His largest single collection of building in one location is at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Wright’s only private residence constructed in Florida is Spring House in Tallahassee.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Seminole in Florida
The Seminole (along with the Miccosukee) are the indigenous people of Florida. Seminole history and culture is preserved at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Reservation.
Florida Frontiers TV - Carpenter Gothic Churches in Florida
Carpenter Gothic Churches in Florida. Dozens of Carpenter Gothic style churches were built in Florida in the 19th century.
Florida Frontiers TV - Leon and Jewel Collins Museum of African American History & Culture
The Leon and Jewel Collins Museum of African American History and Culture in Cocoa includes exhibits about Harry T. Moore who worked in the building, Zora Neale Hurston who lived nearby, and Original Highwayman Artist R.L. Lewis.
Florida Frontiers TV - 2022 Florida Historical Society Public History Forum
The Florida Historical Society Public History Forum and the Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Conference were held together in Gainesville, in 2022.
Florida Frontiers TV - Journalist Mabel Norris Reese
Mabel Norris Reese. Courageous journalist Mabel Norris Reese covered the infamous Groveland Rape Trial and Ku Klux Klan activities in Lake County in the mid-20th century.
Florida Frontiers TV - The John G. Riley House Museum
The John G. Riley House. Built in Tallahassee in 1890, the John G. Riley House is now a museum of African American history.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Completed in 1887, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida, and a National Historic Landmark.
Florida Frontiers TV - Mary McLeod Bethune Goes to Washington
Mary McLeod Bethune was a larger-than-life educator and activist whose legacy is now remembered with an eleven-foot tall, 6,000-pound statue carved by Nilda Comas. She used the last piece of statuary marble taken from the same Italian quarry used by Renaissance artist Michelangelo. The statue will represent Florida in the US Capitol building.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Shrimping Industry in Florida
The Shrimping Industry in Florida: Commercial shrimping and shrimp boat building thrived in Florida from about 1900 through the 1980s.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Ximenez-Fatio House
The Ximenez-Fatio House was built in 1798 in St. Augustine, during Florida's Second Spanish Period.
Florida Frontiers TV - Territorial Florida in 1821
Prominent historians discuss the diverse population of Florida 200 years ago.
Florida Frontiers TV - Fifty Years of Walt Disney World
Fifty Years of Walt Disney World. Opening in 1971, Walt Disney World has had a significant impact on the economy, politics, and history of Florida.
Florida Frontiers TV - Songs of the Sunshine State
Musical performances highlight Florida history. FOR EXTENDED VERSION CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/SongsOfTheSunshineState
Florida Frontiers TV - 100 Years of the 19th Amendment: Florida Women Breaking Barriers.
Based on a panel discussion presented as part of the Florida Historical Society 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Symposium, historians and voting rights activists discuss “100 Years of the 19th Amendment: Florida Women Breaking Barriers.”
Florida Frontiers TV - Civil Rights, Equality, and Racial Justice in the Age of Black Lives Matter
Florida historians discuss “Civil Rights, Equality, and Racial Justice in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” The panel discussion was presented as part of the Florida Historical Society Virtual Annual Meeting and Symposium.
Florida Frontiers TV - Going Viral: Pandemics in Florida
This panel discussion was presented as part of the Florida Historical Society Virtual Annual Meeting and Symposium. Historians compare pandemics from the state's past with COVID-19.
Florida Frontiers TV - Florida Freedom Rides
The Freedom Rides of 1961 are seen as a pivotal point in the Civil Rights Movement, but it's often forgotten that two groups of Freedom Riders came to Florida.
Florida Frontiers TV - Natural Attractions
Since the 1800s, tourist attractions have allowed visitors to encounter Florida nature in controlled settings.
Florida Frontiers TV - Historic Sounds of Jacksonville
From "The Florida Suite" composed by Frederick Delius in the 1880s, to the present, the musical legacy of Jacksonville includes classical, jazz, bluegrass, and contemporary works.
Florida Frontiers TV - Florida Cracker Culture
Crackers are pioneer settlers who first arrived in the 1700s, and their descendants.
Florida Frontiers TV - Rollins College
In 1885, the tradition of offering a progressive, liberal arts education in Florida began in Winter Park, at Rollins College.
Florida Frontiers TV - Free Black Settlements in Spanish Colonial Florida
Free black communities were established in Spanish Colonial Florida as enslaved people escaped from British colonies to the north.
Florida Frontiers TV - Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida
In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe was the most famous writer in America. By 1867, she was living and working in Florida
Florida Frontiers TV - The Indigenous People of Florida
At the time of European contact, dozens of indigenous groups with sophisticated cultures occupied Florida.
Florida Frontiers TV - Florida in World War I
When the United States joined World War I in 1917, Florida was still a relatively small state but it was significantly impacted by the conflict.
Florida Frontiers TV - One Giant Leap
In July 1969, the USA sent three men to the moon and returned them safely to the earth. Florida's Space Coast played a vital role in making this historic milestone happen.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Greatest Show in Florida
We explore the legacy of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota including an art museum, circus museum, and the Ca' d'Zan mansion.
Florida Frontiers TV - Film in Florida
Hundreds of filmmakers have followed their dreams to Florida. Films are part of the history of Florida, going all the way back to the silent era.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Conch Republic
Key West has a diverse history that includes "wreckers," writers, hippies, homosexuals, and U.S. Presidents. In 1982, the island seceded from the Union to form the Conch Republic.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Highwaymen Artists
The Highwaymen Artists. The Highwaymen are a group of mostly self-taught African American landscape painters who used their skills to create a profitable business model beginning in the 1950s.
Florida Frontiers TV - Jack Kerouac in Florida
Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac spent some of his most productive years in Florida. His Orlando home is the site of a writers-in-residence program.
Florida Frontiers TV - Canoe Archaeology
Canoe Archaeology: Hundreds of canoes have been discovered in Florida, some created as long as 7,000 years ago.
Florida Frontiers TV — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Yearling" and "Cross Creek" is one of Florida's best loved writers.
Florida Frontiers TV - Mosquito Beater Memories
People who lived in central Brevard County prior to the post-World War II population explosion gather annually to discuss how life used to be in Florida.
Florida Frontiers TV - Florida Historic Capitol Museum
The Florida Historic Capitol building, once in danger of being torn down, is now a museum documenting Florida government from the Territorial Period to the present.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Future of History
The Future of History. Florida historians and their students are creating innovative digital resources available to anyone with internet access.
Florida Frontiers TV - The American Revolution in Florida
The Spanish ruled Florida for two centuries before the British took control in 1763. The important role that Florida played in the American Revolution is often overlooked.
Florida Frontiers TV - Active Citizenship
Grassroots efforts lead to historic preservation in South Beach, Miami, and Eatonville.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Legacy of Harry T. Moore
A look at the life of educator and activist Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette, the first martyrs of the contemporary civil rights movement.
Florida Frontiers TV - Pre-Columbian Contact
People from as far away as the American Midwest visited Florida long before Europeans arrived. The ancient Maya may have come here, too.
Florida Frontiers TV - Documenting Florida Nature
Florida nature as seen by naturalist William Bartram in the 1770s, ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon in the 1830s, and wilderness and landscape photographer Clyde Butcher since the 1980s.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, has the most comprehensive collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany anywhere.
Florida Frontiers TV - Flagler County
Flagler County was established in 1917, but has historic sites from much earlier, including Mala Compra and the Bulow Plantation.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Florida Folk Festival
The annual Florida Folk Festival celebrates and preserves the stories, music, dance, crafts, and food of the Sunshine State.
Florida Frontiers TV - The Luna Settlement Excavation
The Luna Settlement Excavation. Archaeologists have discovered the site of Don Tristan de Luna's ill-fated 1559 settlement in Pensacola.
Florida Frontiers TV - Stetson Kennedy
Stetson Kennedy was an American author, civil rights activist, and pioneering oral historian and folklorist.
Florida Frontiers TV - Fort Mose
Established near St. Augustine in 1738, Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose was the first community of former slaves.
Florida Frontiers TV - Tarpon Springs Epiphany
Hundreds of Greek sponge divers and their families moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1905. Today, there are more Greek people per capita in Tarpon Springs than in any other American city. We explore the history of Greek culture and the annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs.