Nine days of food, fun, and entertainment with many events including a Street Parade, Boat Parade, Car Show, 5K run, Carnival, and a different genre of music every night! Come celebrate 101 years of the Chasco Fiesta. The Theme for 2023 is ” Celebrating Champions of Tampa Bay.” Chasco Fiesta… Read More
The Sound of Music, in collaboration with The Law Office of Paul H Nessler Jr, P.A., Karen E. Leonardo, Attorney at Law, will be performed by the Live Oak Theatre Mainstage from March 17 through April 2. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by… Read More
Come to historic Floral City for a parade celebrating 14 decades of this beautiful community, followed by fun activities and open houses throughout the town square. Old-fashioned games, dancing, period demonstrations of trades and arts, costumed docents and tours of the Duval-Metz house (oldest house in Citrus County). Acoustic folk… Read More
Free Coffee and Conversations: “Florida Maroons and Black Seminole Society”
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our free Coffee and Conversations lecture series includes free coffee and light refreshments. Please RSVP at (352) 341-6428
This presentation examines the history and culture of the Florida Maroons and Black Seminoles. Dr. Anthony Dixon discusses the origins and lives of both the Maroons and their development into the Black Seminoles from the 16th through the 19th centuries.
This presentation also includes an examination of the direct relationship between Black Seminoles and the growth of Florida through the Seminole Wars. Dr. Dixon is the President of Archival and Historical Research Associated and Adjunct Professor at Valencia College in Orlando. Dr. Dixon specializes in African Diaspora studies and has served as the Field Director of the African American Heritage Preservation Network. His scholarly work includes two books entitled “Florida’s Negro War; Black Seminoles and the Second Seminole War 1835-1842,” and “A Timeline of the African Diaspora Experience in Florida.”