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February 2021

Bird Taxidermy With Allis Markham

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - March 6 @ 4:30 pm

In this 3-part course, join Allis Markham for an introduction to the art of taxidermy, featuring a full class dedicated to bird taxidermy.COURSE DESCRIPTIONWhile this class is designed for all beginners, it can serve as an appropriate next step for those who took Allis’ previous course.Step inside the studio of Allis Markham, an award-winning taxidermist and educator, to learn the art, science, and ethics of preserving animal corpses. We’ll begin with a walk through the process of taxidermy; Allis will…

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March 2021

Living Between Cultures: Storytelling With Justine Abigail Yu

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - March 22 @ 9:00 pm

In this 4-part class with Justine Abigail Yu, students will explore their diasporic identities through writing in the genre of their choice.COURSE DESCRIPTIONIdentity, history, and home have layers; for many of us, they involve multiple geographies, two or more worlds. Join Justine Abigail Yu, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen, in this small-group, open-genre writing workshop for BIPOC individuals to explore—through storytelling—the lived experience of straddling multiple worlds and embodying hyphenated identities. Over the course of four sessions, we’ll examine…

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Lunch & Learn: Breaking Her Story

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$5

Join the History Center’s research librarian, Melissa Procko, for a discussion with Central Florida journalists Desiree Stennett and Monivette Cordeiro of the Orlando Sentinel. They'll discuss their careers, the most important stories they’ve investigated, and their thoughts on the future of journalism. Desiree Stennett is a senior reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. She writes stories about how race, identity, and inequality impact politics, criminal justice, economics, housing, and other aspects of life. In the past, she has covered breaking news,…

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Dolly Parton’s 75th Birthday – Livestream Music History Program

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dolly Parton's 75th Birthday - Livestream Music History ProgramIt's Saturday night, let's celebrate Dolly Parton's 75th birthday (belated).Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a…

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‘Extra! Extra! The Inside Scoop of New York’s Newspaper Legacy’ Webinar

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.comIt's impossible to tell the story of New York City without including the history of its newspapers, which have been chronicling, and shaping, the rise of Gotham from its earliest days. Through their influential words, cartoons, and photographs, this is the epic story of New York's newspaper industry — one that has not only quenched New Yorkers' insatiable thirst for news…

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Cartooning Folklore & Family History With Zawadi Noël

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - April 12 @ 9:00 pm

In this six-week workshop, you’ll learn the elements of cartooning while crafting a visual narrative born from family history and lore.COURSE DESCRIPTIONEach of us has a unique story or two to tell. Some of these stories have been passed down from limb to limb of our family trees, while others emerge from lived experience; others are born from a blend of history and imagination. In this six-week course with cartoonist and educator Zawadi Noël, you’ll learn how to illustrate these…

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Believe Me: The Lost Voice of Mary L. Booth

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

Designer and author Tricia Foley, who has published 12 books on lifestyle and design has turned her experience as a former magazine editor and author to a search for the untold life story of Mary Louise Booth.  A woman both of and ahead of her time, this nineteenth century writer/editor/translator/suffragist/abolitionist played a key role for the Union during the Civil War, was a leader in early days of magazine publishing, a part of the women’s rights movement, a translator of more than 45 books, a friend of writers and poets, artists, statesmen and academics. Born in 1831 in a small village on Long Island, by the early 1850’s Mary Booth was on her own in Manhattan, writing for The New York Times, Putnam’s Weekly and other cultural publications.  She wrote the first History of the City of New York in 1859 and was instrumental in bringing the Statue of Liberty to New York. As the founding editor of Harper’s Bazar, where she reigned for 22 years, she was renowned and respected among her peers in the worlds of literature and publishing, both in the United States and in Europe. She counted among her friends Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. She was involved in promoting the first women’s infirmary and college for women doctors in the U.S., and was a member of the American Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art movement. This once-famous author and editor was an extraordinary woman whose accomplishments – whose life – made a difference. And yet, 130 years after her death, no one knows her name.  For over 30 years, Tricia has been hunting and gathering correspondence, period images, first edition books and news clips about Booth’s accomplishments for her illustrated biography and will share with us the truly untold story of this extraordinary nineteenth century woman.

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Unboxing the Pie: The Strange and Wonderful World of Pizza

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join professional pizza enthusiast, Scott Wiener, on an exploration of arguably the most popular pie in the world, pizza!Ever wonder, why are pizza boxes square? Why are pizzas round? Why does pizza taste so good?! Guinness World Record holder for largest pizza box collection, Scott Wiener is here to help! Join Wiener for a rolicking exploration of the fascinating idiosyncrasies of the world's favorite circular food! During this one-hour, online experience, Wiener will teach you about pizza's alleged origins, explain…

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Weird Homes Tour x Atlas Obscura: In A Barbie World

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come get a glimpse into an incredible collection of the most iconic American toy! Step inside the weird and wonderful world of Barbie!Join us with Weird Homes Tour for an exclusive look at one woman’s dazzling Barbie collection. A lifelong Barbie enthusiast, Diana’s collection has been growing for the past 20 years. Today she counts nearly 500 Barbies, most still in their original boxes. With a concentration on fashion dolls, including Silkstone and designer limited editions, this collection is not…

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Monster of the Month w/ Colin Dickey: The Beast of Bodmin Moor

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the world's greatest monsters, myths, and legends with paranormal author and cultural historian, Colin Dickey!What's hiding in those woods? Is there something under your bed? Have you heard the stories about the creature in the water? Join Atlas Obscura, and author Colin Dickey for Monster of the Month, an new online show where we'll explore various cryptids, ghosts, and other creatures that lurk just below the surface of polite debate. Is there any truth to the stories? And why…

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The Queer Art of Surviving a Pandemic: An Online Workshop with Popo Fan

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Popo Fan (queer filmmaker, artist and activist) Chair: Hongwei Bao (Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies, UoN) In this online event, Berlin-based Chinese queer filmmaker Popo Fan will lead an online workshop on queer community building and care work for members of the LGBTQ+ communities. In the first half of the event, Fan will screen his new films made during COVID-19 including Learn German in My Kitchen and Hasen Pavilion. He will also share his experience of dealing…

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Cartooning Character With Zawadi Noël

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - May 2 @ 3:00 pm

In this 6-part seminar, learn to depict nuanced characters, drawing from the culture and history that may have played a role in their lives.COURSE DESCRIPTIONCartooning can serve as a vehicle to remember—to document, honor, and even reimagine the people and stories that have shaped us. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a nuanced, well-researched, representative character based on or drawing from a person who has impacted you and create an illustrated micro-biography: a visual snapshot of their life.…

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Radical Spirits: How the Occult Shaped Progressive Politics

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join PEN Award-winning historian and occult scholar Mitch Horowitz as he explores the spiritual roots of radical politics.Atlas Obscura is excited to present a lively and intellectually vibrant presentation, with PEN Award-winning historian and occult scholar Mitch Horowitz, who will explore the little known historical ties between alternative spirituality and radical politics!------------------------------------------------------------------Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult. He is among the few occult writers whose…

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Wind Beneath Our Wings – Remarkable Rehabilitation

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Event Kick-off and Online Auction Opens 6 to 7:15 pm Remarkable Rehabilitation Wildlife rehabilitation includes many forms of medical treatment and recovery with the ultimate goal of release back into the wild. Audubon will host a panel of experts and partners who have contributed to the success of thousands of animals being released back into the wild. Event is free with registration, https://act.audubon.org/.../fl-cbop-wind-beneath-our... Wind Beneath Our Wings is the Center’s annual celebration benefitting Audubon Center for Birds of Prey conservation programs…

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‘Controversial Public Art in NYC’ Webinar

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week! New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.comIt's a great honor to be raised on a pedestal and dominate a public urban space — but when values and legacies change, a once-revered public display can become offensive and intolerable. From sculptures installed against public opinion to statues of outdated role models, it's time for a discussion around NYC public art pieces that have rubbed New Yorkers the…

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