Florida Historical Society

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Florida Historical Society
Formation 1856
Type Historical Society
Headquarters 435 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, Florida
Website Florida Historical Society

The Florida Historical Society is an organization that promotes the study of the history of Florida within the context of U.S. history. Incorporated in 1856, the Society collects, preserves and publishes materials relating to the history of Florida and its denizens. It publishes the journal Florida Historical Quarterly, originally the Florida Historical Society Quarterly.

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Florida Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research on Florida history, and educating the public about Florida history through a variety of public history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. The society maintains an extensive archive at the Library of Florida History, publishes the Florida Historical Quarterly and books through the Florida Historical Society Press, manages the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, and operates the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. The society produces "Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society" and documentaries for public television. The society maintains 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. The society's 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.

The Florida Historical Society is an independent, member-supported, 501c(3) not-for-profit organization.

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