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Since its founding in 1960, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery has been a center and catalyst for creativity and culture in our region. The Museum houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), and is home to the state’s only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen. Additionally, the Museum organizes and hosts changing exhibitions from artists of regional, national, and international acclaim.
Fort Pierce, FL
County: St. Lucie
Type(s): Art History
Nestled in the heart of the Everglades on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts and archival items. Come and learn about the Seminole people and experience their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida, as they have made Big Cypress their home since creation.
Explore the inspired world of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor Albin Polasek. Tour his home, galleries and sculpture gardens located in the heart of Winter Park on Lake Osceola.
Winter Park, FL
Type(s): Art Gardens Historic Home History House
Family Friendly Non-Profit Museum celebrating the past, present and future of the American Space Program and the history of the workers that have made all of it possible. The Space View Park includes Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle monuments engraved with names of workers in those programs as well as bronze hand prints of 6 of the 7 Mercury Astronauts.
Type(s): History Park Science Other
Historic Home, Artist Studio and Rare Palm and Cycad gardens of artist Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982)
West Palm Beach, FL
County: Palm Beach
Type(s): Art Gardens Historic Home History
HCA housed in one of the two remaining renovated 1836 Cotton Exchange buildings located on the waterfront, is to teach that the arts continue to define civilization. Led by its board and its Director, the Center also creates an economic impact for the region, while messaging to its community of all ages, as well as to tourists, that visual, spoken and written arts, as well as musical art create unique individual and communal experiences which offer solace to the soul of mankind.
Region(s): Northeast North Central
Type(s): Art History
Just minutes from Downtown Orlando, the four museums that comprise the Art & History Museums – Maitland feature countless opportunities for visitors to experience hands-on history and fine art exhibitions. The unique architecture and historical significance of the A&H’s Maitland Art Center were vital to its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2014. Additionally, both the A&H’s Maitland Art Center and Waterhouse Residence Museum are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Type(s): Art Historic Home History
The Avon Park Depot Museum is a collection of historical artifacts and exhibits relating to the City of Avon Park, Fla.and its founding by Oliver M. Crosby and housed in the 1926 Seaboard Airline Passenger Station. One of several exhibits of particular interest is the "accidental discovery" of Brown 'n Serve Dinner rolls by a local bakery owner and volunteer fireman Also, on the grounds is a 1948 California Zephyr Dining Car used for special events and luncheons.
Avon Park, FL
No matter your age, or whether you’re a guest visiting the area or a proud resident of Jacksonville’s beach communities (Mayport, Neptune Beach, Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra, and Palm Valley), the Beaches Museum provides something for all. Our diverse range of experiences offered — events, exhibits, archives, and more —give life to the vibrant history and culture of the area. With each visit to the Beaches Museum, explore the past, present, and future of Jacksonville’s beach communities, as well as what makes each community unique and what binds us together.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
The Blanchard House Museum is an open access, educational institution devoted to the procurement, preservation, study, and display of artifacts and materials related to the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans in the settlement and development of Charlotte County and Southwest Florida. The Blanchard House Museum, established in 2004, was the vision of Bernice Andrews Russell. Mrs. Russell was a humanitarian, social activist, and historian for the African American community. She felt it was important to document the history and contributions of African Americans in Charlotte County.
Punta Gorda, FL