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OLLI-USF Courses

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF (OLLI-USF) is a member-based learning community for adults aged 50+. It offers classes, workshops, lectures, events, and social networking. OLLI provides high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities for seasoned adults across West Central Florida.

The History Center will offer three OLLI-USF virtual courses this spring. Course registration is conducted through the USF OLLI website. History Center members can have their OLLI-USF member fee (not the course fee) waived by calling Charisse Dixon at (813) 974-5848.

OLLI-USF: Florida’s Land Boom

Tampa grew a lot in the early 1900s – its neighborhoods, homes, and hotels. Historian Rodney Kite-Powell will share these changes using artifacts and maps from that era. History Center 

OLLI-USF: Florida in the 1920s

Bootleggers flooded Florida with illegal booze, flappers danced to jazz, and workers erected the first elaborate Art Deco buildings in Florida in the 1920s. At the same time, Mediterranean fruit 

OLLI-USF: FDR’s New Deal

Well into the Great Depression, newly elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt needed solutions to the nation’s banking, unemployment, and environmental problems. He decided to go big. Join us to discuss the 

OLLI-USF: Tampa Grows

Starting with its first suburb, Tampa Heights, Tampa grew north by annexing neighborhoods like Seminole Heights, College Hill, and others.

OLLI-USF Course: Key West: Small but Significant

Just four miles long and one mile across, Key West has played an important role in Florida’s history. Through photographs, maps, and stories, we will explore Key West’s connections to