Florida Preservation News: April 2023

Historic preservation is making headlines in Florida. Here’s a round-up of new items to watch, and updates on stories we’ve been following:


Registration for Preservation on Main Street 2023 is open! Learn more and register here.


Florida Trust is accepting nominations for the 2023 11 to Save until May 31. Nominate a historic property today.


Florida Trust is now hiring a Development Director to steward the organization’s development program. Learn more and apply!


The National Trust for Historic Preservation has expressed concern about two bills pending in the Florida legislature, HB 1317 and SB 1346.


Week 8 of Florida’s Legislative Session has wrapped-up. Read our weekly recap and learn how you can help.


Join us for a “history happy hour” and brief stroll to the site of a nearby historic cemetery during our regional event in Ft. Myers, Over My Dead Body: Preserving Historic Cemeteries in Fort Myers on May 3, 6 p.m.


On May 8, the St. Augustine City Commission will present the 2023 Adelaide Sanchez Award for Historic Preservation and Restoration to Florida Trustee Emerita Dr. Leslee F. Keys.


The City of St. Cloud and St. Cloud Main Street will celebrate Historic Preservation Month with the unveiling of the St. Cloud Historic Plaques and Historic Preservation Awards programs on May 15.


Preserve the ‘Burg Summit & Expo will return this year on Friday, May 19 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.


Discovering Our Ancestors and Preserving Historic Gravesites: Introduction to Investigating, Documenting, and Preserving Gravesites, a webinar by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service will take place on May 10, 3 p.m. ET. Registration required.


Florida Trust’s Lunch & Learn: Advocating for Historic Preservation 101 will take place on May 25, 12 p.m. ET. Register today!


The Division of Historical Resources will be accepting Small Matching and Special Category grant applications until June 1. Don’t miss the deadline!


Capt. Sandy Yawn’s 109-year-old building in LaVilla was demolished to make way for a new restaurant.


Lindsay Huban was named Executive Director of the Henry B. Plant Museum, after a year serving as Interim Director.


Developers apply for additional construction in Tallahassee’s College Town area.

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