Hurricane of 1921 Anniversary
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
In-person – TBHC
Virtual – Zoom and Facebook
View of Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard showing hurricane damage to streetcar tracks. October 29, 1921, Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection. Courtesy, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.
On October 25, 1921, Tampa Bay suffered the most destructive hurricane to hit the area since 1848. A storm surge estimated at 11 feet destroyed substantial portions of the sea wall along with coastal locations. The storm surge inundated areas along Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard. Learn about the history of this devastating event at the History Center’s Florida Conversation presentation with a Q&A session.
Presented by Dr. Brad Massey, TBHC Saunders Foundation Curator of Public History, and Greg Dee, ABC Action News Meteorologist.
Florida Conversations is underwritten by the TBHC Endowment Fund at USF and co-sponsored by USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and the Tampa Bay History Center, with media support from WUSF Public Media.
Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook and in-person at the History Center. For more information, contact the History Center at 813.228.0097.