People in Florida History

Archeological evidence shows that people have been living in Florida for at least 10,000 years. Our great state has been inhabited by Native Americans, Spaniards, freed African former slaves, and British settlers.

Henry Flagler
The Story of Henry Flagler, One of Florida's Most Influential Figures
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Guy Hill
Florida Inventions
6 Things Invented in Florida
Florida is home to some really great inventions. Can you guess our top 6?
Florida's African American History
The Best Places to Learn about Florida's African American History
Florida is home to some really great inventions
Florida Listings

The Wells' Built Museum is located inside of the historic Wells' Built hotel, a hotel built by one of Orlando's first African-American doctors, William Monroe Wells in 1921. It was built to host black travelers who were not welcome in the segregated hotels in the area. Today it is a museum dedicated to African-American history in Central Florida.

Wells' Built Museum