For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Contact: Sarah Revell
The Museum of Florida History Hosts Florida and the Gulf of Mexico—History, Wisdom, and Hope Presented by Pulitzer Prize Winner Dr. Jack Davis
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee is hosting a presentation by Pulitzer prize winning author Dr. Jack E. Davis on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Davis is the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History for his book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. His topic for the evening is “Florida and the Gulf of Mexico—History, Wisdom, and Hope.” This is the final program in the Living the Dream Speaker Series, which complements the Museum’s special exhibition Living the Dream—Twentieth-Century Florida.
“The Department of State welcomes Dr. Davis to speak again at the Museum of Florida History,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “This Pulitzer prize winning author, who is also a Florida Book Award winner, is popular with audiences who are interested in the history of preserving Florida’s environment.”
Dr. Jack E. Davis
Image Courtesy of the Florida Humanities Council
Dr. Jack E. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. He is the author or editor of several books on Florida, including The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, which won the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction and was named the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History.
The program begins with light refreshments in the Museum lobby at 5:30 p.m., with Florida's History Shop and the Museum galleries open for visitors to enjoy. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Hall auditorium. The History Shop and Museum galleries will remain open until 8:00 p.m., providing an additional opportunity to view the exhibit. Dr. Davis will be available to sign books before and after his presentation.
Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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About the Museum of Florida History
The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the garage next to the R. A. Gray Building.