Central Florida’s 19th-century history returns to Ocala each November at the Ocali Country Days festival, hosted by the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center. “This is an 1800s-themed folk fair,” said museum director Scott Mitchell. “What sets it apart is that a lot of folks are demonstrating old pioneer skills and crafts that have […]
Festival of Lights at Stephen Foster State Park
Stephen Foster State Park is transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland during the annual Festival of Lights.
Civil War in Florida Remembered at Battle of Olustee
Florida’s biggest and bloodiest Civil War battle is remembered each President’s Day weekend by thousands of reenactors who come to Osceola National Forest to recreate the Battle of Olustee.
Dade’s Massacre Reenacts Start of Second Seminole War
BUSHNELL — During the first weekend of January, hundreds gather from around the country to re-create an event that forever changed the face of Florida. It was late December 1835, and the U.S. government planned to begin its Indian removal in just a few days. One hundred and eight soldiers, under the command of Major […]