USF Digital Initiative

The Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections at the University of South Florida Libraries

in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center,

is using the latest in digital and mapping technologies to create a virtual presentation

of objects, architecture, and museum exhibitions.


The Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections at the University of South Florida Libraries, is collaborating with the Tampa Bay History Center to bring the past to life in new ways by connecting collections of important maps, historical images, documents, objects, and places through the use of 3D laser scanning, advanced imaging, and GIS strategies. Explore the variety of digital heritage and museum collection projects we are working on – from 3D documentation of our collections and exhibitions at TBHC, to new projects that will incorporate immersive and interactive digitization of Tampa’s architecture and cultural resources. 

History Center Exhibition Galleries

HISTORY BY THE PINT: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay
ON TRACK: A History of Florida Railroads
BRICK HISTORY: A walk through history in LEGO® bricks
PENSACOLA: Florida’s Second City
THE ART OF FORENSICS: Solving the Nation’s Cold Cases
Navigating in the Age Before GPS
Gateways to the Caribbean

Recently Scanned Items

Engraved powder horn with map
Wood artifact with silver lion head adornment
Pocket globe hinged case
Historic Seminole Doll

In Our Community

As times changed, so did the Jackson House, and in 1989, the home closed its doors to visitors. In 2006, Sarah Robinson died in the home she had managed for decades. In 2003, the Tampa City Council designated the house a local historic landmark, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Tampa’s Jackson House

801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

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