May's a busy time for our Government Resources and Information Department (GRID)! Check out the day of commemorations, months of honor, and current exhibits for federal, state, UN, EU depositories and local collections.
National Park Service
The National Park Service is celebrating it 100th anniversary in 2016. Let’s celebrate!! Visit FindYourPark.com to explore the wonderful national parks in our own backyard, share stories, and see what events are happening. The National Park Service also invites you to participate in Find Your Park Expericences to explore how you can make national parks a part of your life.
Forever Changed La Florida 1513-1821
Forever Changed La Florida 1513-1821 is a major permament exhibit at the Museum of Florida History. This exhibit is part of a statewide effort to highlight 500 years of Florida history. The exhibit chronicles a dynamic period in Florida’s history, from the meeting and interaction of different European cultures to its adoption as a United States territory
European Month of Culture
The fourth annual “European Month of Culture” takes place this year throughout the month of May. The diverse cultures of the 28 European Union Member States are highlighted through musical performances, art exhibits, dance, film screenings, book readings, lectures, and workshops.
International Day of UN Peacekeepers, May 29th
Says UN Secretary-Genearl Ban Ki-Moon; "on this International Day of UN Peacekeepers, we honour our heroes – the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag with pride, distinction, and courage since the first deployment in 1948. And we pay our highest tribute to the more than 3,400 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while in service during that period."
Haitian Heritage Cultural Month
Celebrated though out the month of May, Haitian Heritage Cultural Month celebrates the significant historical and cultural traditions of the country’s people. The holiday is an expansion of Haitian Flag Day which is a major day of patriotism for the community. Today, Haitian Heritage Cultural Month is celebrated throughout South Florida and other parts of the country.