Collectors of Florida history
Two collectors of historic Florida artifacts share their interests. Also, we list other notable Florida historical collections.
» Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee: Highlights include Civil War flags of Florida from the mid- to late 19th century; Roxcy Bolton Collection of women’s rights artifacts put together by the renowned women’s rights pioneer; and even things like Florida citrus shipping labels and tourist memorabilia.
» P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Gainesville: The formerly private collection of historical maps, early newspaper articles and manuscripts from the Spanish borderlands was started in the 1890s and can now be found at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
» HistoryMiami (formerly Historical Museum of Southern Florida), Miami: All collections relate to the history, cultures, folk life and archaeology of south Florida, the Caribbean and Native Americans, including old architectural renderings, news articles, postcards and photos.
» Museum of Arts & Sciences Cuban Foundation Museum, Daytona Beach: Former Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, who eventually resided in Daytona Beach, donated most of his extensive Cuban art collection to the residents of Daytona, and it has been housed here for 40 years as a means of giving Cuban-Americans a look at their cultural heritage through art.