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    News & Events

    Black History Month 2017

    The Florida Department of State commemorates the challenges and celebrates the achievements of African Americans in Florida during Black History Month.  

    Join us!  Check out the resources available from the State Library and Archives, see a complete collection of art from the Florida Highwaymen in the Museum of Florida History, or take to social media and celebrate your way with #FLBlackHistory.



    The Division of Historical Resources and its partners are hosting special events for the remainder of 2016 and throughout 2017 in celebration of Preservation 50. This nationwide initiative celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 15, 1966.  There's a story here!  Find out how to get involved!

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    Find Us on Social Media

    Many of the Florida Department of State's divisions and programs maintain a presence on today's most popular social networking sites. This list will make it easy for you to find and follow your favorite groups.


    Convening Culture Conference

    Convening Culture is a statewide conference bringing Florida’s cultural and artistic leaders and individuals together for two days of informative sessions, facilitated discussions and networking opportunities.  The 2017 conference will be held February 22 & 23, 2017, in Gainesville and focuses on the theme Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Arts and Culture.

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      In the News


      The Florida Department of State and the Florida Historic Golf Trail appreciates the support of late golfing legend, Arnold Palmer.


      State Initiatives

      Florida First: Governor Rick Scott's Florida First Budget 2016-17 Florida Has A Right To Know: Holding Government Accountable Get A Plan! Report Waster, Fraud, and Abuse Governor's Chief Inspector General DOS 2016-2021 Long-Range Program Plan The official portal of the State of Florida