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Florida Conversations: The Origins of Tampa Bay

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Florida Conversations: The Origins of Tampa Bay

Learn about Tampa Bay’s origins from the recent studies of an archaeological panel in the fields of paleoenvironment, Indigenous ecology, and history. This special edition of Florida Conversations is happening on March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.

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Florida Conversations, the History Center’s long-running free lecture series, features diverse perspectives on Florida’s history. Attend in person or join via Zoom by registering in advance. Recorded lectures are available on the History Center’s YouTube channel.

Sponsors of Florida Conversations

AARP Tampa Bay, WUSF Public Media, and USF Libraries sponsor the series, emphasizing their commitment to advancing knowledge of Florida’s unique history.


March 23
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702 United States
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(727) 453-6500
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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