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.
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.
The Florida Historic Capitol Foundation, as the Direct Support Organization for the Museum, extends its deepest appreciation to the following Sponsors and Partners for their support and efforts in making this exhibit possible: