Events

FEATURED EVENTS

Jun. 06, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Historic Pensacola, 205 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola 32502
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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Historic Pensacola's 25th annual Open House will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII with a WWII themed open house. Living history activities include a USO Swing Dance in the Museum of Commerce, a civil defense vignette,... Read More

Jun. 06, 2015, 8:00pm-1:00pm
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings sitting at table autographing her books at Cohen's department store in Jacksonville, surrounded by a group of servicemen in uniform
Location: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, 18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek 32640
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, WWII
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This program of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' experiences during the war is being given as part of Viva Florida's recognition of the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The talk will have two main focus areas: Her direct experience of the impact of... Read More

OTHER EVENTS

Jun. 05, 2015, 8:00pm-8:00pm
Location: The Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee 32301
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, Entertainment, History & Heritage, Visual & Performing Arts
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Watch D-Day Normandy in 3-D at the Challenger Learning Center!June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending... Read More

Jun. 06, 2015 - Aug. 24, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Historic Pensacola WWII Demonstration
Location: Historic Pensacola, 205 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola 32502
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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Florida in World War II presents an overview of this important world event and its effect on Florida. Topic areas include life on the home front, military training, the German U-boat threat, and Floridians in military service. Learn about Florida's contributions to the war effort and the lasting impact... Read More

Jun. 05, 2015, 11:00am-12:30pm
Legion of Honor medal
Location: Veteran’s Bicentennial Park, 411 N Federal Highway, Boynton Beach 33435
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage
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The Consulate of France in Miami will award the insignias of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor”*) to nine U.S. veterans who fought alongside France during World War II.

Feb. 12, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm
U.S. Army Communications Bunker
Location: Plantation Historical Museum, 511 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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An exhibit commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War II featuring: military artifacts and items, panels depicting Broward County during WWII, a recreated U.S. Army Communications Bunker & U.S. Army Pup Tent, special displays of local WWII veterans and special presentations during the... Read More