The Florida Territory: A History Through Maps
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Offered both in person
United States (Mapmaker Unknown, 1821), Facsimile of original manuscript map in the
David Rumsey Historical, Map Collection, Stanford University
Florida became a United States territory in 1821, then the nation’s 27th state in 1845. Much happened in the intervening years. Join the History Center’s Director of the Touchton Map Library, Rodney Kite-Powell through an overview of those years, told through maps from the J. Thomas and Lavinia Lee Witt Touchton Collection.
Florida Conversations is free and open to the public, and 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.
For more information, contact the History Center at 813.228.0097.