Governor’s House Library curates physical and digital exhibits to make our collections more accessible to the public. Find links and more information about past and present projects below:
Navigate your way to our exhibit “On The Map: Florida’s Territorial Period” at Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum! “On The Map” explores the transformation of Florida’s cartography from Spanish colony to statehood. Each map reveals the social, political, and geographical changes that characterized Florida’s territorial period (1822-1845).
Author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston spent a great part of her life in Florida collecting folklore and telling stories. The pull of her adopted home-state brought her back again and again – including to the historic streets of St. Augustine.
"Presence / Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine" traces the city’s 450+ years of Black experiences and stories. It examines the critical role Black St. Augustinians played in the development of St. Augustine, Florida, and the United States.
An introduction to the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board and their four decades of work in the city's historic downtown district with an interactive map feature.
A celebration of St. Augustine women who made history, wrote history, and preserved history in the 20th century. This project was created in collaboration with the St. Augustine Historical Society.
An examination of St. Augustine's development in the 20th century and the sense of place that connects us to the past and present.
The Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board was established in 1959 and worked to restore and reconstruct historic structures in the city before its 400th anniversary in 1965. This exhibit at UF's Architecture & Fine Arts Library illustrates the transformation of St. Augustine’s downtown district through historic preservation efforts.
"First Day of Issue" features historic first day covers released in commemoration of St. Augustine’s 400th anniversary. A first day cover is a collectible envelope with a commemorative stamp, a postmark showing the location of issue, and often elaborate illustrations. For the first time since 1965, the featured first day covers will return to their post office of origin, now Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum. This exhibition is curated by Governor’s House Library and made possible by the donation of Martin Severe, a philatelist from Rockville, Maryland.