Apr 5, 2017 6:30 pm
Hear about the history of Tampa Bay’s waterfront, from its earliest inhabitants to today’s modern landscape. Co-presenters Rodney Kite-Powell and Arthur Savage will discuss the industrial and recreational use of these waterfronts, the development of the St. Petersburg and Tampa downtowns, and the area’s ports – Tampa, Port Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee. Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF …
Apr 20, 2017 10:30 am
Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times-bestselling series by Florida’s own Randy Wayne White, author of the Doc Ford novels. A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of the same. But the problem before her now is much older even than that. Join …
May 7, 2017 12:00 pm
Join the History Center and independent collectors from throughout Tampa Bay for our first-ever Collectors Day. Dozens of local collectors will display their eclectic personal treasures, from antique radios to fossils, soda fountain memorabilia to Native American artifacts. Families will also enjoy children’s activities in the museum Atrium. Collectors Day is included with regular admission to the History Center and …
May 10, 2017 10:00 am
Have you ever wondered why St. Petersburg’s green benches were so popular? Or what spurred Tampa’s growth in the 1880s? Or which Pinellas County town still celebrates its Scottish roots? Several knowledgeable instructors offer a lively round up of local lore. $30. Registration via USF/OLLI. Click here to visit their site.
Sangria and Stories: WWII and the Korean War through the eyes of legendary Floridian and fighter pilot John “Jack” Bolt, Lt. Col. USMCMay 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Jack Bolt grew up in Depression-era Central Florida, flew with the notorious Black Sheep squadron in the South Pacific, and then in North Korea with the USAF’s top fighter ace, Joe McConnell. Hear his son, TBHC Trustee Bob Bolt, tell the story of a patriotic small town Florida boy who went on to become the only Navy/Marine Corps ace in …
Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party EmpireMay 18, 2017 10:30 am
Before Mary Kay and Martha Stewart, there was Brownie Wise, the charismatic Tupperware executive who converted postwar optimism into a record-breaking sales engine powered by American housewives. Author Bob Kealing offers the definitive portrait of Wise, a plucky businesswoman who divorced her alcoholic husband, started her own successful business, and eventually caught the eye of Tupperware inventor, Earl Tupper, whose …
May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Archaeologists uncover ancient artifacts made by people long ago, but only through research can we learn how these first Floridians lived and who they were.
Led by experts from the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), you’ll learn about archaeological sites in the area, see real artifacts up close and discover what life in Florida was like thousands of years ago. $30.
Registration via USF/OLLI. Click here to visit their site.