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.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chinsegut Hill

MAY 19
Burgert Brothers: Another Look

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.

MAY 12, 19, 26  | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Three Wednesday sessions

Tampa’s Mutual Aid Societies
“Cigar City” natives E.J. Salcines, John Ranon, Gio Fucanino, Patrick Manteiga and Roland Rodriquez join historians Susan Greenbaum and Andy Huse to tell the story of Tampa’s once-thriving network of immigrant mutual aid societies.

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.

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

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



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