Established in 1856, the Florida Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research on Florida history, and educating the public about Florida history through a variety of public history projects and programs, including:
Maintain an extensive archive at the Library of Florida History in historic Cocoa Village
Publish the Florida Historical Quarterly and books, fiction and nonfiction, through the Florida Historical Society Press
Manage the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens
Operate the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, home of the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute
Produce "Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society" which airs on NPR stations throughout the state
Produce "Florida Frontiers Television" which airs on public television stations throughout the state
Publish Florida Frontiers Blog, which appears in Florida Today newspaper each week
Present the Florida Frontiers Festival, put on in the fall at the Brevard Museum, a celebration of Florida's diverse history & culture
Maintain a content-rich web site at myfloridahistory.org, and a dynamic Facebook page at "Florida Historical Society."
Present the Annual Meeting and Symposium, held in a different Florida location in May each year featuring paper presentations, round table discussions, tours of historic sites, an awards luncheon, banquet, picnic, and more.
Our educational outreach projects and programs include active participation in events and festivals throughout the state, frequent public talks on a variety of subjects, workshops for teachers and students, history-based theatrical presentations, exhibits, and much more.
We are an independent, Member-supported, 501c(3) not-for-profit organization.