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Florida Preservation News: May 2023

Historic preservation is making headlines in Florida. Here's a roundup of new items to watch, and updates on stories we've been following:

Deadline: Early Bird Registration for Preservation on Main Street 2023 ends on June 1! Learn more and register here.

Deadline: Florida Trust is accepting nominations for the 2023 11 to Save until May 31. Nominate a historic property today.

Deadline: The application period for the Division of Historical Resources Small Matching Grants and Special Category Grants for fiscal year 2025 ends on June 1, 2023.

Registration is open for Florida Trust's Insider's Tour: Tampa. Sign up and join us in this behind-the-scenes tour!

The Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Florida Trust are hosting another History Happy Hour in Fort Myers! Join us for the session Uncovering LGBTQ+ History in Fort Myers with Historian Adam Knight.

Florida Trust is hiring a Development Director to steward the organization's development program. Learn more and apply.

The new issue of the Florida Preservation has been published!

Florida's Legislative Session is over, and we hosted a Legislative Session Wrap Up with key preservation advocates. Read the summary here.

Florida Trust's Lunch & Learn: Show me the Money! Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation will take place on June 29, 12 p.m. ET. Register today!

Miami's Little Santo Domingo neighborhood is named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Places for 2023 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Florida Trust Board Member Dr. Cleary Larkin speaks on the America Adapts podcast about challenges faced by island communities due to climate change.

Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the oldest African American church in West St. Augustine, receives funding from the Florida African-American Cultural and Historical Grant program to repair its roof and windows.

Tampa Housing Authority is looking to rebuild the Scrub, a historic Black neighborhood in danger of being erased.

Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Carlucci introduces the Restore Endangered Historic Adaptable Buildings (REHAB) bill to prevent the loss of historic properties in the city.

Pensacola's Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood is launching a farmer's market to help raise funds for Smith's Bakery, one of Florida's 2022 11 to Save.

The historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey has been preserved and restored.

Dunedin opens the first phase of the Gladys E. Douglas preserve, after a significant campaign to save it from development.

The City of Gainesville honors local preservation advocates at its annual historic preservation awards ceremony.

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