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.
Program includes free under-building garage parking, gallery presentation and a glass of sangria. Space is limited to 25; reservations are required. Make an evening of it and have dinner at the Columbia Cafe before or after the program.
September 10 – Prohibition in Tampa & America
October 1 - Prohibition’s Cultural Upheaval
November 19 – Cartoons & Collecting
September 17 – Music, Food & Fashion of the Prohibition Era
October 15 – Florida & America in the 1920′s
November 12 – Florida Fusion – A Modern Look at Florida’s First Foods
January 14 – 300 Years of Piracy in the Western Hemisphere
February 11 – FED UP: The High Cost of Cheap Food
March 18 – Power and Paradise in Walt Disney’s World
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.
October 1, 8, & 15 – Prohibition: Its National & Local History
October 22, 29, & November 5 – Prohibition: The Lighter Side
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.