If sea levels were to rise to the point where the coastline of Florida was submerged, our peninsular state would become a series of islands. At the heart of one of those islands, a neo-Gothic tower of coquina and marble would rise 205 feet into the sky.
Bok Tower Gardens near Lake Wales is on one of the highest points in the state, 298 feet above sea level.
More than five centuries ago, Spanish conquistador Ponce de León used celestial navigation to guide his ships to the land he would name La Florida.
Today, the Hubble Space Telescope provides us with incredibly detailed images of celestial bodies that Ponce could have only imagined.
Some of the world’s most powerful leaders have made important decisions while staying in a relatively modest residence in Key West, Florida.
Seven Presidents of the United States have stayed at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. The home bears Truman’s name because he was the one who most fully utilized the facility while in office, spending nearly six months of his presidency in his second home.
Two venerable institutions that celebrate the past are facing a brighter future together.
Today begins a new era for both the Florida Historical Society and the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science as the oldest cultural organization in the state takes ownership of an outstanding local museum.
The facility is now also the home of the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute.
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