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Touring Tampa’s History

Published by on April 17, 2013

Barbara L. Berglund, associate professor of history. Photo by Aimee Blodgett | USF News

Barbara L. Berglund, associate professor of history.
Photo by Aimee Blodgett | USF News

For the month of April, Dr. Barbara Berglund featured her “Urban Public History” class in the “Do the Local Motion!” program. The program is run through Downtown Tampa Partnerships, which puts on tours for the public in Tampa’s urban areas. As a way to combine learning with community engagement, Dr. Berglund divided her students into four distinct groups to lead four separate tours around the Tampa area. The tours featured an early history of Tampa, a peak into Downtown Tampa’s history of mob activity, and cultural spectacles like Franklin Street and memorials around town. To view full coverage of the walks go to: ABC News, USF Magazine, and 83 degrees.

USF History grad student Dave Nauman leads history walk in 1950s era Maas Bros. suit

USF History grad student Dave Nauman leads history walk in 1950s era Maas Bros. suit

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Do the Local Motion! Tampa Bay team & USF History grad student tour guides

 

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