News and Highlights
Historic Preservation Grant Cycle NOW OPEN!
The 2017 Small Matching Grant Application period opens on April 1, 2015 and closes June 1, 2015. Small Matching grants are awarded annually, subject to legislative funding approval, for the rehabilitation and restoration of historic structures, architectural and archaeological surveys which include the recording of the sites in the Florida Master Site File, State Historical Markers , community education projects, and National Register nominations.
Image: Examples from past Small Matching Grant funded projects.
Main Street Of the Month: Eau Gallie Arts District
Florida Historic Golf Trail
The Florida Department of State recently launched the Florida Historic Golf Trail program at Winter Park Golf and Country Club in Winter Park, Florida. The Florida Historic Golf Trail celebrates Florida’s early golf heritage from the 1890s through World War II, by featuring historic, publicly accessible golf courses that can still be played on today. Visit the website FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.com to learn more about the history and current day contact information for each partner course.
Florida's Newly Listed National Register Properties
Eight Florida properties were recently listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. The Rogers Park Golf Course in Hillsborough County, the Los Robles Historic District in Tallahassee, the Strickland School in Leon County, the Mai Kai Restaurant in Oakland Park, the City of St. Augustine Miniature Golf Course in downtown St. Augustine, the Sunset Hotel in St. Petersburg, the Norman Film Studios in Jacksonville and the Vagabond Motel in Miami were all listed. Read More
USS Narcissus - Florida's 12th Underwater Preserve
Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced on January 20, 2015, Florida’s newest Underwater Archaeological Preserve, USS Narcissus. The Civil War tugboat was dedicated during an official ceremony, hosted by the Florida Department of State, The Florida Aquarium and South Eastern Archaeological Services at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
Florida Division of Historical Resources
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Bureau of Archaeological Research
B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House
1001 de Soto Park Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Bureau of Historic Preservation
4th Floor, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Mission San Luis
2100 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.