Adult Programs

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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.

Adult Programs

Florida Conversations

 

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.


JANUARY 20

Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant

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FEBRUARY 17

Jackson House Update

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MARCH 17

Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage

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APRIL 21

A Behind the Scenes Look at Chinsegut Hill

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OLLI Courses
The History Center is proud partners with USF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to offer courses on Florida history and culture. Registration for all courses is via USF OLLI. OLLI member fee is waived for History Center members.


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.

 

 

Book Group

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.

JANUARY 21
Tampa Bay Noir Short Stories by Colette Bancroft & many others
Discussion Leaders – Penny, Angela & Louise

FEBRUARY 18
The Real McCoy by Frederic F Van de Water (out of print)
Documentary available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/144350191
Discussion Leader – Inace Massari

MARCH 18
The Committee by Sterling Watson
Discussion Leader – John Neukamm

APRIL 15
Salt River by Randy Wayne White
Discussion Leader – Jerry & Patty Lyons

MAY 20
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston
Discussion Leader – Angela O’Connell

JUNE 17
Cat Tales: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther by Craig Pittman
Discussion Leader – Valerie Wolf

JULY 15 – SUMMER READING

 

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