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Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps
July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Citrus County Historical Society hosts Mr. Rodney Kite-Powell’s “Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps” as part of the Coffee and Conversations monthly lecture series at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. From the earliest depiction of Florida on the 1511 Martyr Map to a 21st-century view of Florida from space, this presentation shows the dramatic changes that have occurred in Sunshine State over the past 500 years through historic maps.
Rodney Kite-Powell is the Director of the Touchton Map Library at the Tampa Bay History Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts from the University of South Florida — both in U.S. history. He wrote and lectured on state and local history and is the author of three books: History of Davis Islands: David P. Davis, and the Story of a Landmark Tampa Neighborhood and Tampa Bay’s Waterfront: Its History and Development .
Free refreshments are served, registration is requested at Eventbrite or by calling 352-341-6428. Attendees can come early to tour the temporary exhibit on Florida pirates in the John Murray Davis rotating gallery.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Citrus County Historical Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
July 27 @ 7:00 pm -
July 27 @ 8:30 pm