Florida Heritage Awards 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
This event is free and open to the public
Every spring, the Florida Department of State presents the Florida Heritage Awards to recognize Floridians who have made contributions to the state in historic preservation, literature, folk heritage, and visual and performing arts. The 12th Annual Florida Heritage Awards will take place on Wednesday, March 11 in Tallahassee in Heritage Hall of the R.A. Gray Building. The 2015 award recipients include the Florida Book Awards, the Florida Folk Heritage Awards, Secretary of State Historic Preservation Awards and the newest induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
Throughout Florida Heritage Month, which lasts from March 15 through April 15, the Department of State encourages 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.
Preserving and promoting the Sunshine State through history, literature and the arts directly relates to Florida’s booming cultural and heritage tourism sector, which attracted 93.7 million visitors in 2013. Florida’s story is key to the nation’s story, and as this story is shared, the economy is strengthened and visitors gain a broader understanding of the state’s deep history and diverse culture. 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.