Sunday, September 18, 2011

Author Shares Stories of Young Explorer at History Center

Follow in the footsteps of one of Florida’s youngest explorers when the Tampa Bay History Center welcomes Harvey E. Oyer III, author of the children’s book series The Adventures of Charlie Pierce, to Florida Conversations on Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

The Pierce family was among the first to settle in South Florida in the late 1800s and young Charlie grew up exploring the Florida wilderness, populated at the time by Seminole Indians, alligators and the remnants of Spanish shipwrecks.

Oyer will discuss the stories featured in his Adventures of Charlie Pierce series, which are drawn from the diaries and journals Pierce kept throughout his life.

Admission to the History Center is free on Saturday, part of Museum Day, which is organized by Smithsonian Magazine. Smithsonian Day at the History Center is made possible by Dex Imaging.

Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

Public parking is available at St. Pete Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. For more information, contact the Tampa Bay Center at (813) 228-0097 or online at

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