Museum: Humanities speaker series

This series will showcase five engaging talks and performances, starting in October 2017 and ending in April 2018.

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Ancient finds

The recent cleanup by the Southwest Florida Water Management District cleaned the Chassahowitzka Springs and uncovered history, some of it ancient.

Levy County history

Levy County history

Levy County, Florida’s 27th county, was formed March 10, 1845. It was named in honor of David Levy Yulee, who is also the namesake of the town of Yulee in Nassau County. Yulee, the founder of the Florida Railroad Company, was nicknamed “Father of Florida Railroads.” Yulee’s company set out to build the first railroad […]

Suwannee County

Suwannee County

Suwannee County was founded in 1858 and was named after the famous river which provides the county’s northern and western border. The word Suwannee is thought to be either a form of the Cherokee word “Sawani” or a slight mispronunciation of the Spanish words “San Juan.” The Suwannee River is one of the few waterways […]

Columbia and Dixie counties History

Columbia and Dixie counties History

Columbia County: Originally a part of Alachua County, Columbia County was created in 1832 and was the 15th county in Florida with the town of Alligator, now known as Lake City, as the county seat. Following the turn of the century Columbia County began to thrive as a railroad stop. Home to three rivers running […]