Resources that provide information related to Florida’s people, history and culture are available for all ages and any interest level.
The Florida Spanish Colonial Heritage Trail is a 64-page, full-color guidebook highlighting more than 50 Spanish heritage and historical sites dating from 1513 to 1821. While St. Augustine and Pensacola are landmark areas, Spanish explorations and legacies are reflected in museums, forts, parks, shipwrecks, memorials and churches throughout the state.
Forever Changed: La Florida, 1513–1821 is a new permanent exhibit open at the Museum of Florida History. It chronicles a dynamic period in Florida's history—from the meeting and interaction of vastly different native and European cultures to the peninsula’s adoption as a United States territory.
The Florida Humanities Council presents 2-minute audio programs commemorating Florida's unique history. Noted historians from across Florida present short histories such as Floridians take sides in the Spanish Civil War, Flip that Governor's Mansion or Florida's Powerful Apalachees.
Commercial cigar rolling first came to Florida in the 1830s. In the decades after the Civil War, cigar making became one of the most important industries in the southeastern United States.