Mystery & History: Tampa Style

WEDU presents a special event featuring Gwendolyn Wright and Tukufu Zuberi, two of the detectives from the popular PBS series, History Detectives.  During the event, the hosts will uncover fascinating stories from the hits series, discuss a few special finds from the Tampa Bay area and field questions from the audience.  This special evening includes food, beverage and entertainment.  It is being held at the Tampa Bay History Center on Thursday, June 17th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.  Tickets are $50 per person or for $65 per person, you can attend a special meet and greet session with the detectives at 5:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to the WEDU website.

Also check out this list of Top 10 Historical Facts About the Tampa Bay Area posted on the WEDU site.

Florida Conversations Lecture Series

Florida Conversations gives scholars and writers the opportunity to share their work with a general audience through a series of lectures on various Florida studies subjects. Covering subjects as far-ranging as architecture, literature, the arts, and anthropology, much of the appeal of the lectures is in their diversity. The Florida Conversations Lecture Series is underwritten by the Tampa Bay History Center Endowment Fund at USF with media sponsorship from The Tampa Tribune. The series is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and the Tampa Bay History Center. More information call (813) 228-0097.

September 27th, 3:00 PM – Sunday
An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century

Jack E. Davis

October 22nd, 7:00 PM – Thursday

Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier
Carlton Ward, Jr.

November 10th, 7:00 PM – Tuesday
The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine

Andrew Huse & Richard Gonzmart
Takes place in the Siboney Room, Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City

January 31st, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future

Steven Noll & David Tegeder

February 21st, 3:00 PM – Sunday
The Odyssey of an African Slave, by Sitiki.

Patricia C. Gri n

March 21st, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Notes from Cross Creek: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at her Salty Best

Performed by Betty Jean Steinshouer

April 25th, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, the First European Artist in North America

Miles Harvey

May 23rd, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Mama Rides Shotgun

Deborah Sharp, author of the Florida-set Mace Bauer mystery series

June 13th, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program

Pat Duggins