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Learn more about Florida history
On the Web
Florida Memory Project
Extensive database of photos, audio files, videos and documents maintained by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services
Central Florida Memory
Repository of more than 80,000 images, diaries and letters co-managed by Orange County Regional History Center, Orange County Library System, Rollins College, Stetson University, University of Central Florida.
Images are posted publicly for non-profit educational use.
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
University of Florida collection of digital archives, catalogue of physical archives, plus links to collections at other universities, museums and archives sites.
St. Augustine 450th Anniversary site
Official city site commemorating anniversary of settlement 450 years ago with updates on events scheduled throughout the year.
Spanish Exploration and
Conquest of Native America
Extensive section about Florida on site describing details of American colonization.
Florida Division of
The official Florida historical site, with news preservation grants, meetings, archaeology and Florida facts.
Florida Historical Marker Program
Interactive map of historical markers throughout the state by county. With full text found on markers
Official site of state's non-profit tourism marketing organization. Includes listings for history-themed fairs and festivals throughout the state
Sarasota History Alive!
Local history site features newsletters, videos, walking tours, journals from the past, listings of historic properties for sale.
South Florida History
HistoryMiami's online archive of South Florida History magazine, published from 1989 to 2009. Issues can be downloaded in .pdf format.
Florida Public Archaeology Network
Outreach network to promote preservation and appreciation of Florida's archaeological heritage through regional centers, partnerships and community engagement.
Florida Historical Society
Brevard County-based organization covers Florida history from statewide perspective.
Exhaustive blogs on historical architecture, best practices for historic renovation.
Florida History Internet Center
Compiled by Bob Leonard, features online Florida history books emphasizing the state's west coast.
Florida History Online
Digital archive of textual and visual documents of Florida history produced by students and faculty at University of North Florida.
St. Augustine website covers historic and contemporary issues
Tampa Natives Today
Web site of weekly public access TV show about the history of the Tampa area.
Columns and blogs
Volusia History -
Retracing Florida's Past
Carefully documented accounts of important events in the history of Volusia County and the Daytona Beach area by Denny Bowden.
Historical Vignettes from Martin County
Collection of links to historical vignettes about Martin County pioneers and early history by Greg and Alice Luckhardt of Stuart.
From the Jailhouse
Historical events and people who helped shape the history of the Fernandina Beach-Amelia Island area by Gray Edenfield, Education director for the Amelia Island Museum of History.
The Florida Memory Blog
Covering a wide variety of Florida history topics, generously illustrated from the Florida Memory Project archives.
News, education, tips and best practices for architectural restoration and preservation by interior designer Lesa Lorusso, owner of LNL Designs Interiors. She writes this blog for the Florida Historical Society
Florida's Hollywood: History and People
Joan Mickelson, Ph.D, covers the history of Hollywood, Fla., in southern Broward County, plus other South Florida points of interest. Mickelson recently authored Joesph W. Young Jr. and the CIty Beautiful: A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida during World War II.
30 Years Ago and Remember
Cathy Cottrill's history columns in The Banner/Naples Daily News.
Tom's Keys History Blog
Musings on the rich history of the Florida Keys by Tom Hambright and occasional guests. Hambright writes this for the Monroe County Public Library.
Coconut Grove Grapevine
Blog site with happenings in Coconut Grove and surrounding areas, with emphasis on historic preservation.
Getaway guide to the authentic Florida, featuring best beaches, hiking, biking, canoe and kayak, RV, cabin and tent camping, unique lodgings, tiki bars and crab shacks, as well as exploring back roads, small towns and the hidden Florida.