Main Street Monticello Florida was established in 1997 to revitalize downtown Monticello through cultural activities that draw tourists and small business support. Our purpose now includes Jefferson County. Our current programs include celebrations of special events and holidays. Main Street operates a “Artisans and Growers Market” once a month and maintain a record of available business properties in the county.
We work closely with our city and county governments and partner with community non-profits to present events and support the events of other local organizations. We present a Speaker Series free to the public and publish a newsletter. A quarterly “Mixer” brings together members and prospective members where community leaders explain their activities and up-coming events. We employ a part-time Program Manager and accomplish our work with 10-15 dedicated volunteers. This project and others will relate to and become a local companion to a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit we will sponsor in Monticello January 11, 2014 to February 22, 2014.
The Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST) represents the panhandle region of Florida around Tallahassee. The Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee (PAST) is a not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting the exploration and preservation of archaeological resources in the Florida panhandle region. PAST is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society, and recognized by the State of Florida as a not-for-profit corporation. We invite anybody in the Tallahassee area who is interested in Archaeology or Anthropology to join. Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month in the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House. The benefits of joining include discounts on fieldtrips, volunteer opportunities, and an open forum to communicate with other professional and amateur anthropologists and archaeologists about topics and projects in the North West Florida area. To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Download and complete the application form attached to the bottom of this page and send it to the address below. Please contact Lonnie Mann for more information. Fees are $10 for student, $15 for regular membership, or $20 for a family membership for 1 year.
It is easy to forget that as a PAST member you are also associated with the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS). Membership is very reasonable and has many more benefits, such as a professional academic journal publication, and participation opportunities on a state-wide scale. If you are interested in also becoming a member of FAS, please visit their web-site for further details and an application form. Florida Anthropological Society Membership Information at – http://www.fasweb.org/membership.htm