Florida History Network
is a hub for all things involving Florida history.
Our address is
241 NW 78 Ter.
To submit story ideas, listings, or any other topics
pertinent to our site, contact:
Ron Hurtibise, publisher
Welcome to Florida History Network, the beginning of what we hope will be a valuable and long lasting resource for everyone who cares about preserving the memories, landmarks and character of this strange and wonderful place.
We intend to become the informational hub for everyone who shares our love of Florida and desire to remember how it came to be.
As you can see from our page index, that goal encompasses a broad range of people, interests, topics and industries.
We will collect and report news about history-oriented events and controversies but we'll also tell you about interesting historical festivals and destinations.
We'll keep you updated on historical preservation efforts while providing links to already preserved historical museums.
We're compiling directories of historical attractions, hotels and restaurants to help plan a great dining event or overnight stay.
We'll keep you informed about historical festivals, fairs, re-enactments, expeditions, commemorations and ceremonies.
We'll remind you of what happened on this day in Florida history and collect interesting Internet videos spotlighting what the Sunshine State used to be like.
Most of all, we're a place to go to discuss Florida history and the ongoing efforts to preserve it.
That's why you are the ultimate key to our success. Head to the forum pages and start a conversation.
Help us compile our listings of events, attractions, facebook pages and businesses.
As you will see, all of our pages are incomplete. This is a work in progress, and we need you to help make it as informative and useful as it can be.
-- Ron Hurtibise, publisher
A Daytona Beach resident from 1977 to 2012, Ron Hurtibise worked 18 years as a daily newspaper reporter/editor/videographer before spending nearly three years helping an independent film producer from South Florida create a documentary on the history of Spring Break in Florida. In 2001, Ron volunteered as chairman of the Albertus Cottage Steering Committee and helped save a century-old house in Orange City from demolition. In 2002, he screened his first historical documentary, Orange City, Florida: Once Upon A Time. In addition to publishing this site, Ron owns Florida Legacy Productions, specializing in historical documentaries, tributes, training videos, and promotional films.