The Tampa Bay History Center offers a variety of courses, lectures, conversation series and book reviews on a regular basis. These programs will help you to know and appreciate more about where you live today as well as the rich heritage of our past.
Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.
The History Center’s long-running lecture series returns this fall in an all-online format. Tune in via Zoom, Facebook and Youtube.
A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you have registered for this program.
Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant
Jackson House Update
Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage
A Behind the Scenes Look at Chinsegut Hill
September 18, 2020 • 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
OLLI FRIDAY LECTURE
Exploring Life on Florida’s Frontier: Historic Chinsegut Hill (1850-1954)
Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Florida Plantations: From Servitude to Emancipation, and from the Panhandle to Center Florida
Session #3 will be a field trip to Chinsegut Hill in Brooksville
Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m – Noon: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, October 21 and Oct. 28
TAMPA’S HSITORIC PERSONALITIES
FROM SALOONS TO STEAK HOUSES: A HISTORY OF TAMPA
Wed • Nov 4, 11, 18 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grab a cup of coffee and join us once a month for an informal discussion about the best in Florida literature. Topics range from fiction to food, poetry to politics. Please complete the registration form below.
Tampa Bay Noir Short Stories by Colette Bancroft & many others
Discussion Leaders – Penny, Angela & Louise
The Real McCoy by Frederic F Van de Water (out of print)
Documentary available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/144350191
Discussion Leader – Inace Massari
The Committee by Sterling Watson
Discussion Leader – John Neukamm
Salt River by Randy Wayne White
Discussion Leader – Jerry & Patty Lyons
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston
Discussion Leader – Angela O’Connell
Cat Tales: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther by Craig Pittman
Discussion Leader – Valerie Wolf
JULY 15 – SUMMER READING