Fact Sheet

Find out the who, what, when, where, and why of Viva Florida 500.

Timeline History of Florida

View a timeline of the history of La Florida.

FDOS Fact Sheet

The mission of the Department of State is to enhance the quality of life for every Floridian and its communities by preserving and promoting Florida’s rich historical and cultural heritage; by supporting our local libraries... More


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Featured Stories

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Jesuit missionaries, native uprisings, the British influence on colonial Florida, America’s first Thanksgiving – all these topics and many more can be found among our history moments.