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Press Brief

Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State (FDOS) to highlight the 500th anniversary in 2013 of the arrival of Juan Ponce de León to La Florida.


Fact Sheet

Find out the who, what, when, where, and why of Viva Florida 500.


Timeline History of Florida

View a timeline of the history of La Florida.


FDOS Fact Sheet

The mission of the Department of State is to enhance the quality of life for every Floridian and its communities by preserving and promoting Florida’s rich historical and cultural heritage; by supporting our local libraries... More


Multimedia

See a list of all videos promoting Florida's 500th Anniversary.


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The Viva Florida 500 trademarked logo is for use on official events, activities and promotional items. Activities and logo use must support the values and goals of Viva Florida. Request use of this logo.


Featured Stories

View Viva Florida 500 featured stories.


Audio

Jesuit missionaries, native uprisings, the British influence on colonial Florida, America’s first Thanksgiving – all these topics and many more can be found among our history moments.