is an elegant, full color coffee table book featuring the richly evocative paintings created by Christopher Still for the Chamber of the Florida House of Representatives. In the paintings, our state’s story is depicted against glowing background panoramas with intriguing details concealed within each scene. Our Florida Legacy elaborates upon the historic events that inspired the paintings and includes interwoven vignettes that illustrate the concerns, activities and achievements of Florida’s dedicated lawmakers since territorial days.
As Floridians, we enjoy the rich gifts of our lush natural environment, our long and colorful cultural history, and a gracious and bountiful lifestyle passed on to us through the vision of our own state leaders.
In order to fully appreciate these gifts, it is important to see them through the lens of our shared environmental, cultural and political history; only then can we truly grasp the significance of the great legacy we now enjoy.
The Florida Legislative Research Center & Museum is pleased to offer this important perspective, as seen through the eyes of the artist, Christopher Still, whose love for our state and whose dedication to creating a stunning and accurate depiction of our state history is unsurpassed.
Published by the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation.
Historically Florida, Florida's History Shops are operated by Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation described under
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, providing financial support for the Museum of Florida History and its historic sites and other special programs of
the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State.