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SAVE OUR BELLS
Help the Stephen Foster CSO to protect, preserve and restore the historic cultural resources of Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park’s beautiful Tubular Bell Carillon. The 97-bell carillon is one of the largest musical instruments ever produced in the Western Hemisphere, and the world’s largest tubular carillon in number of bells.
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL
Not only are we proud to have the best of Florida’s music, arts, and culture, we are also proud to be the oldest state-run folk festival in America! Join us in appreciating and preserving the culture, heritage, and historical tradition of this great state. By donating, you ensure that the Festival’s commemoration of Florida’s heritage and culture through music, dance, storytelling, traditions, crafts, and foodways will continue for years to come.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Be a part of one of the park's largest community-based events. Our holiday festivities have become a family tradition for so many. Contributions to the Festival of Lights help us to keep the entrance fee low so every family can enjoy this wonderful holiday festival.
MUSEUM AND TOWER RESTORATION
Help us to protect, preserve and restore the historic cultural resources of Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. While we have a dedicated Bell campaign, we also have a dedicated Museum and Tower Restoration campaign. From restoring and preserving hand-carved plaster and marble to the conservation and restoration of the dioramas, the Christy paintings, and the park’s piano collection. Historic preservation is one of the park’s top priorities.
The Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization (CSO) is dedicated to the advancement of the park and its activities. The CSO helps develop, plan, promote, and support quality events for the enjoyment of our community and our visitors and they help preserve, maintain and protect the natural, cultural and historic resources of the park. The CSO also provides an invaluable service to the State of Florida by seeking funds for promotion, purchasing additional equipment, build new facilities, enhance educational programming, and to assist and support park operations. Your contribution helps ensure the continued success of these endeavors.