Legacies: Five Hundred Years of Florida History

Legacies: Five Hundred Years  of Florida History

An exhibition showcasing Floridiana through books,maps  and ephemera held by UM Special Collections

Exhibition displayed on the 1st, 2nd, and 8th Floor
On view through Spring Semester 2012



In conjunction with the “Florida at the Crossroads: Five Hundred Years of Encounters, Conflicts and Exchanges” conference to be held by the Center for Humanities, the Otto G. Richter Library is showcasing materials documenting over five hundred years of Florida history in an exhibition titled Legacies: Five Hundred Years of Florida History. Materials displayed on the 1st, 2nd, and 8th floor include rare books, photographs, archival documents, maps, and ephemera from the Special Collections Department.

The exhibition, which is open to the general public, documents Florida during various colonial periods, but also shines light on the State’s native inhabitants. Materials on the 8th floor display colorful Florida propaganda such as postcards, cookbooks, and fiction from over the past century, which were used to promote the state to tourists and speculators.