"The Architecture of Leisure," a presentation by Susan R. Braden -
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00 PM, Governor's House
Braden, retired professor of art history at Auburn University, is author of The Architecture of Leisure, The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant, published in 2002. She takes us on a fascinating exploration of Florida’s Gilded Age Hotels and the ways in which they revolutionized the national imagination of Florida as a place of exoticism and luxury.
Governor's House Library Open House and Guest Lecture
by Dr. Christine Miller - September 22, 2018
Please join us for a special event at Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum. Dr. Christine Miller will give a lecture on colonial medicine in St. Augustine at 4:00PM. Prior to the lecture, our staff will give behind-the-scenes tours of the library. Light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Sea Level Rise and Coastal Cities Course was organized by the Florida Climate Institute at the University of Florida together with the Colleges of Law, Engineering, Design Construction and Planning, and Journalism and Communications, and the City of St. Augustine during March 5-9, 2018. *See the Video on YouTube*
Secrets of Spanish Florida, was produced by UFHSA as a 2-hour documentary film released by PBS in December 2017. The production includes teacher resources and a 4-part extended viewing package “America’s Untold Story” that can be purchased from PBS.
Paredes Dodge Historic Structure Report was prepared by students of Preservation Institute St. Augustine (PISA) during the academic year 2017-18 with support from UFHSA. PISA intends to prepare these reports for each of the significant historical buildings managed by UFHSA. Report Coming Soon.
Oral Histories of St. Augustine have been recorded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Samuel Proctor Oral History Program with funding from UFHSA in 2011 and 2016. Topics include early leaders in St. Augustine’s historic preservation movement and St. Augustine’s important role in the country’s civil rights movement.
Before and After the Melting Pot: Seven Families and Spanish-American Cultural Identity, a 2016 research project by Dr. Charles Cobb and Dr. Gifford Waters of the Florida Museum of Natural History. With funding provided by UFHSA, the researchers explored the lives of families living in St. Augustine through the archaeological evidence left behind.
Transforming the Colonial Quarter was a UFHSA-funded research project spanning 2015-17 by Dr. Dan Fesenmaier and Dr. Michael Reid of the College of Health and Human Performance, together with Dr. Janet Matthews of the College of Design, Construction, and Planning. Using big data analytics and hands-on collaboration, the team at the CHHP’s Center for Tourism Research and Development partnered with the St. John’s County Development Council, St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau, and the operators of the Colonial Quarter to envision new museum experiences and marketing.
Coquina was the subject of a 2015 analysis by Dr. Ghatu Subhash of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department funded by UFHSA. Coquina is an important and rare indigenous building material found in Governor’s House and many historic buildings in St. Augustine.