Florida history http://wlrn.org en Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community http://wlrn.org/post/coral-gables-museum-celebrates-history-architecture-and-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mission of the Coral Gables Museum is multifaceted, with a focus on community as well as art.&nbsp; Caroline </span>Breder-Watts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently spoke with Executive Director Christine </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the interview here:</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 35794 at http://wlrn.org Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community Slideshow: How South Florida Helped Train D-Day Troops http://wlrn.org/post/slideshow-how-south-florida-helped-train-d-day-troops <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Before American soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, troops were preparing for D-Day on the beaches of South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">They were doing jumping jacks on the sand in Miami Beach.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:03:37 +0000 Julia Duba 33475 at http://wlrn.org Slideshow: How South Florida Helped Train D-Day Troops Florida's Largest Civil War Battle Isn't Over Yet http://wlrn.org/post/floridas-largest-civil-war-battle-isnt-over-yet <p>The re-enactment of the Battle of Olustee drew nearly 3,000 people to a state park in rural Baker County last weekend – including 2,500 re-enactors who staged the Confederate victory just as it unfolded on Feb. 20, 1864.<br /><br />But now, with the re-enactment over, the battle resumes.<br /><br />Last year the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War asked the Department of Environmental Protection to place a memorial in the park honoring their ancestors who fell at Olustee.<br /> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:50:30 +0000 Margie Menzel and the News Service of Florida 28565 at http://wlrn.org Florida's Largest Civil War Battle Isn't Over Yet How South Florida Jews Shaped The State's Food History http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-jews-shaped-states-food-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food is a lens. It's not all about chefs and </span>buzzy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> restaurants. It's a lens through which we can learn about our culture, history and environment, among other things.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:14:35 +0000 Trina Sargalski 25191 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Jews Shaped The State's Food History Work Of Florida's 'Highwaymen' Gets A New Life http://wlrn.org/post/work-floridas-highwaymen-gets-new-life <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Florida’s natural world, like its social world, is of many minds: serene, clear, or bright one minute, then dark, indignant, or utterly furious the next. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rob Goyanes 17070 at http://wlrn.org Work Of Florida's 'Highwaymen' Gets A New Life Florida's Infamous Insane Asylum: Chattahoochee http://wlrn.org/post/floridas-infamous-insane-asylum-chattahoochee <p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 11416 at http://wlrn.org Florida's Infamous Insane Asylum: Chattahoochee