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Florida Preservation News Roundup: November 30, 2022

The historic Deauville Beach Resort, listed in 2019 Florida's 11 to Save. Courtesy of Carl Juste for the Miami Herald.

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

The Florida Trust announces the first grantees of the 11 to Save Grant Fund initial cycle, Putnam Historical Society and Okahumpka Community Club, Inc.

The 11 to Save Grant Fund helps Putnam Historical Society to restore Noah's Ark.

November is Native American Heritage month! Read our blog on Indigenous archaeological highlights in the state.

The Florida Trust team visits Warm Mineral Springs Park as part of its hurricane recovery efforts. Read more about plans to reopen the park.

The Deauville Beach Resort, which was listed in the 2019 Florida's 11 to Save, has been imploded.

The Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood, home to the 2022 Florida's 11 to Save Smith's Bakery, celebrates local African-American cultural heritage.

In a webinar by the 1000 Friends of Florida, City of Lake Wales Development Services Director Mark J. Bennett, AICP, FRA-RA will discuss plans for downtown revitalization and affordable housing in historic Lake Wales.

The National Park Service's Semiquincentennial Grant Program is accepting applications to preserve State owned sites commemorating the founding of the nation.

The Andre Anderson Minority Scholarship provides financial support for graduate-level planning students who are members of underserved ethnic groups.

The Key West Museum of Art & History celebrates its 200 years of Key West history and culture exhibition with a wrap-up party on November 30.

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