News & Events
Black History Month 2017
The Florida Department of State commemorates the challenges and celebrates the achievements of African Americans in Florida during Black History Month.
Join us! Check out the resources available from the State Library and Archives, see a complete collection of art from the Florida Highwaymen in the Museum of Florida History, or take to social media and celebrate your way with #FLBlackHistory.
The Division of Historical Resources and its partners are hosting special events for the remainder of 2016 and throughout 2017 in celebration of Preservation 50. This nationwide initiative celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 15, 1966. There's a story here! Find out how to get involved!
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Many of the Florida Department of State's divisions and programs maintain a presence on today's most popular social networking sites. This list will make it easy for you to find and follow your favorite groups.
Convening Culture Conference
Convening Culture is a statewide conference bringing Florida’s cultural and artistic leaders and individuals together for two days of informative sessions, facilitated discussions and networking opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held February 22 & 23, 2017, in Gainesville and focuses on the theme Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Arts and Culture.
In the News
The Florida Department of State and the Florida Historic Golf Trail appreciates the support of late golfing legend, Arnold Palmer.
- 2/17/2017 - ICYMI - Secretary Detzner in Gainesville Sun: "Arts and Culture Stimulate State Economy”
- 2/13/2017 - Secretary Detzner Designates Ormond Beach Main Street as Florida Main Street Program of the Month
- 2/10/2017 - Florida Folklife Program Seeks Master Artists and Apprentices
- 2/9/2017 - New Exhibit at the Museum of Florida History
- 2/9/2017 - Upcoming Convening Culture Conference to Celebrate Innovation and Entrepreneurship