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OLLI-USF: Florida in the 1920s
November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 flies attacked citrus groves, and the state’s brutal convict-leasing program ensnared thousands. Join the Tampa Bay History Center’s Brad Massey, Ph.D., for a look at these happenings and others that catapulted Florida into the modern era in the 1920s in this OLLI-USF course from 10 a.m. – noon on Nov. 7 and 14. Our first session will be a virtual lecture presentation, and the session will be a guided tour through the exhibit. Register through the OLLI-USF website. History Center members can have their OLLI-USF member fee (not the course fee) waived by calling Charisse Dixon at (813) 974-5848.
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.
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Child (0-6): Free
**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.
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