Gethsemane Cemetery Tour with Erlene Turner, OBHS Education Committee Chair


Stitching Lives Together celebrates Black History with an exhibition exploring people and symbols that supported enslaved African-Americans as they escaped through the Underground Railroad to freedom, and contributed to the abolition of slavery.


Click the quilt to go to the exhibit page.

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Ormond Beach Historical Society Speaker Series
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Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State

May 29, 2021  10:00 a.m.

Join us as Art Levy shares the work he has done over the last decade as an Associate Editor of  Florida Trend magazine, traveling the state and interviewing notable Floridians.


Hear about some of his book’s 90 interviewees include the famous – Burt Reynolds, Shaquille O’Neil, Carl Hiaasen, James Rosenquist and Chris Evert, for example – and the not-so famous: Don Goodman, founder of Gainesville’s Kanapaha Botanical Gardens; George Allen, the first African-American student to graduate from the University of Florida’s law school; Cortez’ Blue Fulford, perhaps Florida’s greatest commercial fisherman; Mary Ann Carroll, the only female artist among the original Florida Highwaymen painters and Patrick Smith, the author of “A Land Remembered,” the iconic novel of Florida.


Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


We are very grateful to the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for supporting us with the CARES Act Grant + the Additional CARES Act Grant. These grants provided us the opportunity to pay bills for the insurance (six months),  the bookkeeper (six months) and the 10-hr position Administrative Assistant from October through February (five months). Without their support, we could not have operated smoothly through the challenging time of COVID-19. From ALL of us:  sincere THANK YOU to the Florida Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities!

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