About Us


Established in 1856, the Florida Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research on Florida history, and educating the public about Florida history through a variety of public history projects and programs. We maintain an extensive archive at the Library of Florida History, publish the Florida Historical Quarterly and books through the Florida Historical Society Press, manage the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, and operate the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. We produce "Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society" and documentaries for public television. We maintain a content rich web site at myfloridahistory.org, and a dynamic Facebook page at "Florida Historical Society." The Annual Meeting and Symposium is held in a different Florida location in May each year featuring paper presentations, round table discussions, tours of historic sites, an awards luncheon, banquet, picnic, and more. Our educational outreach projects and programs include active participation in events and festivals throughout the state, frequent public talks on a variety of subjects, workshops for teachers and students, history-based theatrical presentations, exhibits, and much more.

We are an independent, Member supported, 501c(3) not-for-profit organization.


Please note:  

In order to best serve our patrons, research at the library is by appointment only.  
To make a research appointment with the archivist, please email: archivist@myfloridahistory.org  
Be sure to include details of your area of research, and when you would like to come in.  Appointments will be confirmed via return email.