Florida Conversations: Why Tampa Bay’s History is America’s First History

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Tampa, FL 33602
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Many Floridians are unaware of their state’s deep Spanish roots. Author Dr. Kevin Kokomoor will discuss important Spanish legacies unique to the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in TECO Hall at the History Center. Learn how Spanish seafarers interacted with the region and how shipwrecks impacted the west coast of Florida and its development. 

Kokomoor, a fourth-generation Floridian and Early Americanist, has taught at Coastal Carolina University since 2012. His research and publications focus on the Southeast and Native Southeast, the Early Republican and Federalist Eras, and frontiers and borderlands, including his recent book with the University of Nebraska Press.

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. 


Contact Name Nancy Dalence

Contact Phone 813-228-0097

Contact Email info@tampabayhistorycenter.org

Site Contact Details

Location Tampa Bay History Center

Building Name/Room Number/Site TECO Hall

Event Type Arts, Education, Museum/Gallery, Special Events, Training Classes/Workshops

Neighborhoods Channel District

Audience Adults

Participation Cost $0

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/event/florida-conversations-why-tampa-bays-history-is-americas-first-history/

Event Web Link https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/event/florida-conversations-why-tampa-bays-history-is-americas-first-history/


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