Happy Halloween!

Take a look at Halloween in Florida through the years!

Pam Maneeratana displays her carved pumpkins: Tallahassee, Florida (1987)

Pam Maneeratana displays her carved pumpkins: Tallahassee, Florida (1987)

Local restaurateur Pam Maneeratana displays three intricately crafted pumpkins carved using a technique called Kae-Sa-Luk, a 700 year-old art carving method from Thailand.

Pine Crest School student carving a Halloween pumpkin: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1966 or 1967)

Pine Crest School student carving a Halloween pumpkin: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1966 or 1967)

Photographer Roy Erickson chronicled life in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

Leslie Dughi dressed as a witch for Halloween in Tallahassee, Florida (1972)

Leslie Dughi dressed as a witch for Halloween in Tallahassee, Florida (1972)

Photographer Donn Dughi grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. This is his daughter, Leslie.

Charles and Annette Witherington in Halloween costumes: Orlando, Florida (ca. 1932)

Charles and Annette Witherington in Halloween costumes: Orlando, Florida (ca. 1932)

 

Temari

Temari is the traditional Japanese art of decorating spheres by winding and lacing colored threads in intricate patterns around a core ball. These Temari were made by master folk artist Kazuko Law and her daughter Chieri Esposito. They were photographed in 1985 in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Temari made by Chieri Esposito and Kazuko Law: Gulf Breeze, Florida (April 1985)

Temari made by Chieri Esposito and Kazuko Law: Gulf Breeze, Florida (April 1985)

Temari made by Chieri Esposito and Kazuko Law: Gulf Breeze, Florida (April 1985)

Temari made by Chieri Esposito and Kazuko Law: Gulf Breeze, Florida (April 1985)

Temari made by Chieri Esposito and Kazuko Law: Gulf Breeze, Florida (April 1985)

Butterfly!

Monarch butterfly on Pentas flower at the Butterfly World attraction: Coconut Creek, Florida (July 1996)

Monarch butterfly on Pentas flower at the Butterfly World attraction: Coconut Creek, Florida (July 1996)

Zebra Longwing, the State Butterfly of Florida

Zebra Longwing, the State Butterfly of Florida

Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus) butterfly at the Butterfly World attraction: Coconut Creek, Florida (February 1992)

Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus) butterfly at the Butterfly World attraction: Coconut Creek, Florida (February 1992)

Resources for the Florida History Fair

Are you a teacher, librarian or student researching topics for the Florida History Fair? Find hundreds of historical photographs, documents, film and audio recordings related to this year’s theme.

History Fair Resources

Resources for the 2012-13 Florida History Fair links to primary and secondary source documents available online from the State Library and Archives of Florida. Primary resources from other institutions and key secondary resources are also identified in a newly expanded section.

Students involved in the History Fair become passionate about their research and interpreting history.

“Students have always told us how much they loved their National History Day experience and how it has changed their life, both in their academics and their careers. History not only teaches students about the stories of our past, but is vital to creating a generation of young people who can apply these lessons to the future.”
Cokie Roberts

I hope these resources will help you share the excitement of discovering history.