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Record Group Number: 000150
Series/Collection Number: .S 1591
Creator: Florida Sesquicentennial Commission
Title, Dates: County coordinating committee activity files, 1994-1995.
Amount: 2.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by county.
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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 awareness of Florida's historic, cultural, and natural resources.  On a shoestring budget of $125,00, 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 documents the activities of county coordinating committees authorized by the commission to organize and promote sanctioned local Sesquicentennial events.  The series includes communications between the commission and the county committees; information regarding the organization and membership of the county committees; and information about sanctioned local Sesquicentennial activities such as exhibits, educational programs, festivals, time capsule ceremonies, historic site tours, and other events.
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Subject Access Fields: Anniversaries
Florida Centennial celebrations, etc.
Florida Anniversaries, etc.
Added Entries Florida. Dept. of State.