Florida Public Health Exhibit
Contact the Florida Department of Health
September 30, 2014 – May 10, 2015
125 Years of Florida Public Health Exhibit
at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum
400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
About the Exhibit
Visit the Florida Historic Capitol Museum between September 30, 2014, and May 10, 2015, and witness the remarkable 125-year journey of Florida Public Health.
Public health touches all aspects of a person's life—starting with a birth certificate and ending with a death certificate. 125 Years of Florida Public Health tells the fascinating story of the evolution of Florida's state public health agency and its impact on the daily lives of Floridians. In 1889, the Florida Legislature created this statewide governing body to protect the public from epidemics, to educate residents about important health matters, and to improve the quality of life for all Floridians.
More than 50 unique artifacts from the Florida Department of Health and State Archives of Florida will be on display alongside personal stories, interpretive text, and historical photographs that illustrate how public health work has developed throughout the years and how state health programs have expanded to meet the needs of Florida's growing population.
The exhibit opening reception occurred on September 30, 2014, and featured a presentation by the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health.
Videos from the Opening Reception:
- 125 Years of Florida Public Health Exhibit Opening (DOH)
- Press Conference on “125 Years of Florida Public Health” Exhibit (FL Channel)
Lunch & Learn: The History of Being Born in Florida
The Lunch and Learn: History of Being Born in Florida took place on October 23, 2014. This event provided an overview of the history and rich tradition of Midwifery in Florida and featured presentations by: Dr. A.D. Brickler, Certified Nurse Midwife Cindy Denbow, Licensed Midwife Jennie Joseph, and former Florida State Health Officer Dr. Charlton Prather.