Florida Heritage Month

Florida Heritage Month 2014

For the past eleven years, between March 15 through April 15, set aside as Florida Heritage Month, the Department of State has encouraged citizens to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Florida's history and culture. The offices of Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner have planned this month-long tribute to heighten awareness of our state's rich cultural heritage. In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's arrival on Florida's east coast. Building on the success of Viva Florida 500, the Florida Department of State is committed to continuing its work with partners statewide to promote cultural and historical experiences through a multi-year campaign, Viva Florida, which will highlight 12,000 years of Florida's people, places and cultural achievements.

This year's Florida Heritage Month theme is "The Sites and Sounds of Florida," which commemorates the many great places that make Florida special and the important people and cultures that have defined them. Please join us as we celebrate and honor the achievements of Floridians past and present for their outstanding talents, and excellence in preserving Florida's heritage and cultural arts. Please join us in celebrating the many historical sites, museums, libraries, and the visual and performing arts, which flourish in our state.