Florida Historical Society
The Florida Historical Society is the successor of the Historical Society of Florida, founded in 1856. The FHS is the only statewide historical society in Florida and continues the 1856 mission to collect, preserve and publish materials relating to the history of Florida and its peoples. The Society and its library are housed in a WPA-constructed art deco federal building in Cocoa, Florida. The FHS Library houses the Tebeau Collection of more than 6,000 volumes, an extensive map collection, manuscript and photographic holdings and a small collection of artifacts. The Society fulfills its mission – "to prepare, edit and publish articles, sketches, biographies, pamphlets, books and documents, descriptive or illustrative of Florida." – through the publication of the Florida Historical Quarterly and the operation of the Florida Historical Press. Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society is heard on public radio stations. The FHS web site is: www.myfloridahistory.org.