Library Events

Governor’s House Library periodically hosts live and virtual events to promote our collections and the history of St. Augustine to the public. Find accessible links and more information about these events below:

A color photograph of two exhibit cases with artefacts and labels in them.

Virtual Exhibit Closing Reception – 2022

Presence / Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine

Guest speaker Gayle Phillips, Executive Director of Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, joined UF George A. Smathers Libraries on Thursday, August 25, 2022, for the virtual closing reception of the exhibition "Presence / Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine." The exhibition, located in Smathers Gallery, ran from July 15 – August 31, 2022. The recording to virtual closing reception is available by clicking the link bellow.

Brochure for "Fort Mose: Historic State Park."

Virtual panel series – 2021

Washing Away History

More than 250 years ago, Fort Mose (pronounced “Moh-say”) in St. Augustine, Florida, became the first legally sanctioned free Black town in the present-day United States. Now a Historic State Park, it is a critically significant site for Black American history. As part of the Resilience: Black History in St. Augustine project, Governor's House Library partnered with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida and the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center to host a two-part virtual panel series on Fort Mose. Recordings of these panel discussions are available by clicking the link bellow.

Stay tuned for future events!