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Information from The History Council

// Heritage

The West-Central Florida Coastline in 1500: How the explorer...

The purpose of this study was to determine the general characteristics of the westcentral Florida coastline 500 years ago, during “the age of exploration”, and to analyze bays and harbors…

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// Preservation // Heritage

PBS 10 That Changed America

Host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments and man-made marvels that changed America. Explore the streets that change the way we get around, visit…

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// Archaeology // Preservation

The Collections and Conservation Laboratory

The Collections and Conservation Laboratory section of the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR) is responsible for the preservation and curation of well over half a million artifacts which have…

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// Preservation // Heritage

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is an official listing of historically significant sites and properties throughout the country. It is maintained by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of…

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// Preservation // Heritage

Florida Main Street is a technical assistance program

Florida Main Street is a technical assistance program administered by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, for traditional historic commercial corridors. The Bureau…

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// Regulations // Archaeology

Artifact Amnesty Feasibility Study

At the request of the Florida Legislature in the 2015 – 2016 General Appropriations Act, SB 2500-A, Ch. 2015-232, Laws of Florida, Line Item 3083, the Florida Department of State,…

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// Regulations // Heritage

Overview of the Florida Historical Marker Program

The Florida Historical Marker Program is one of the Division of Historical Resources’ most popular and visible public history programs. It is designed to raise public awareness of Florida’s rich cultural…

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Part of The History Council’s mission is to offer a wide array of educational resources on cultural assets and historical attractions in the region – for locals, students, and visitors. Our print publications will be available to educational institutions, museums, and libraries. We will offer maps, pamphlets, and guides to tourists and tourism entities. And The Council will present seminars and host roundtable discussions featuring presentations by scholars. We are proud to have some of the country’s top scholars and historians on our Board of Advisors, many of whom have written articles, books and other publications to explore here (more coming soon).

The exploration of our rich cultural history is something to be shared with everyone, especially future generations. The History Council will focus on bringing significant stories to the forefront in simple, informative, and interesting ways. Presented collectively, they will present a rich tapestry of historic events that re-define Florida’s Suncoast and put the history of the region on the world stage.