The Tampa Bay History Center continues its Florida Conversations Lecture Series with ”400 Years of Florida Maps”, a talk led by the History Center’s founding board chairman and map collector, Tom Touchton, on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Touchton will discuss his 30-year interest in cartography and his expansive collection of rare and antique maps and charts.
In 2009, Touchton, together with his wife, Lavinia, established the J. Thomas and Lavinia Witt Touchton Collection of Florida Cartography at the
. The 25 maps currently on exhibit in the Tampa Bay History Center History Center’s Touchton Map Gallery span 400 years of exploration and settlement in . The earliest map dates to 1513. Florida
Co-sponsored by the
USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, Florida Conversations features authors and presenters covering a variety of topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues. Florida
Florida Conversations is free and open to the public. Public parking is available at St. Pete Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. For more information, contact the
at (813) 228-0097 or online at http://www.tampabayhistorycenter.org/. Tampa Bay History Center