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Record Group Number: 000150
Series/Collection Number: .S 1587
Creator: Florida Sesquicentennial Commission
Title, Dates: Commission administrative and correspondence files, 1994-1995.
Amount: 2.73 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by topic or type of record (e.g. correspondence, rules, events, etc.).
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Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Sesquicentennial Commission was created by Chapter 94-152, Laws of Florida, and was signed into law by Governor Lawton Chiles on May 11, 1994.  The 18-member commission was responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing plans for statewide observance of the 150th anniversary of Florida's statehood, and for promoting public awareness of Florida's historic, cultural, and natural resources.  On a shoestring budget of $125,000, the commission sanctioned over 600 events statewide, produced calendars of activities, events, and exhibits, and prepared and distributed information packets and education kits for schools and organizations.
    The commission coordinated the March 3, 1995 Florida Statehood Stamp First Day Issue Ceremony; the March 13, 1995 statehood celebration by the State Legislature, Governor, and Department of State; and the October 28-29, 1995 "Run of the Century," a 150-mile foot race from Gainesville to Tallahassee concluding with the dedication and placement of a time capsule under the west side steps of the Old Capitol.
    As per Chapter 94-152, the commission was terminated on January 1, 1996.
Summary:     This series consists of correspondence and other materials relating to the commission's organization and its planning for Sesquicentennial observances and events.  The series includes correspondence between the commission and state agencies, county and city associations, chambers of commerce, the media, and other organizations and individuals concerning planning of and assistance with Sesquicentennial activities; information packets sent to the broadcast media, the press, schools, and others concerning the Sesquicentennial and Florida history; information and correspondence concerning trademark registration of the Florida Sesquicentennial logo; information on the commission's organization, members, legislation, and rules; articles on the commission and on Sesquicentennial events; and a final draft of the commission's final report dated December 13, 1995.
    Also included in the series is a videotape of the January 24, 1995 Cabinet Meeting in which Secretary of State Sandra B. Mortham introduced a Sesquicentennial resolution.
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Subject Access Fields: Anniversaries
Video recordings. aat
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Florida Anniversaries, etc.
Florida Centennial celebrations, etc.
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