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.
Check our calendar of events for the next scheduled Florida Conversations lecture.
The History Center, in cooperation with USF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), offers 3 and 4 session courses for OLLI and TBHC members throughout the year. The courses are lead by university professors, scholars with expertise in certain areas and local residents with special knowledge of the area. Topics range from the Civil War, Tampa politics, Tampa neighborhoods and architecture to characters of Ybor City. Courses are held at the History Center. Registration and fees are handled by OLLI/USF. More information can be found here.
A “Splendid Little War”: Tampa and the Spanish-American War
Join us for an in-depth look at Tampa’s role in the Spanish-American War. From the politics leading up to the war and the role of African American soldiers, to Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, 1898 was an exciting time for Tampa.
When: April 2, 9 & 16, 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $30 (3 sessions)
Contact OLLI/USF at 813 974 2403 to register or click here to register online.
Learn more about where you live by reading about it. Experience books about Florida by Florida authors. This is an informal book review and discussion group that meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. No homework and you need not have read the book. Selected books cover history and the environment to mysteries and light summer reading. Florida authors frequently come to discuss their book. This program is free and open to the public. Reservation not necessary.