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Florida’s Got the Blues: Museum of Florida History Exhibit: Home

This guide is an overview of our gallery exhibit with exhibit information, library events, and related library resources.

Exhibit Description

Many notable blues artists had roots in Florida and they are featured in an engaging exhibit that explores topics such as Early Blues, Florida Women and the Blues, Blues Clubs and Jook Joints, Depression Blues and the WPA Recordings, Popular Music and the Blues, and Contemporary Blues.

Did you know that the blues artist with the highest number of 78–rpm records was Tampa Red who grew up in Florida? And did you know that Blind Blake–perhaps the greatest ragtime and blues guitarist–is connected with Jacksonville, Florida? These early blues men are just a few of the highlighted artists in this popular exhibit celebrating Florida’s blues tradition.

Library Events and Programming

Check out our upcoming events related to the exhibit! For event descriptions and registration details, click on each calendar entry below or check out our full list at

Exhibit Sponsors & Partners


Jewish Federation of Broward County-Alcee Hastings Broward Black-Jewish Alliance 

NSU Housing

Related Library Resources

This is a selected list of e-books available for free through the library. For more book recommendations, search the library catalog or ask a librarian for help.

This is a selected list of documentaries available to stream for free through library databases. For more movie recommendations or movies on DVD, search the library catalog or ask a librarian for help.

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