History

When the hull of a ship believed to be from the 1700's or 1800's washed up on shore on Ponte Vedra Beach Easter weekend, one of the first groups to be called in to help preserve it was the University of South Florida Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections.

The National Park Service is considering adding a Bradenton park to its list of more than 600 locations considered part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

The U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall Collection is on the cusp of receiving its first statue of an African-American woman.

If you love maps, there's a new display at the Tampa Bay History Center that you're going to want to check out.

The museum is working with the University of South Florida to showcase more than 6,000 historic maps and charts of Florida leading back to the 1400's.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Here’s an answer to a question submitted to us through our Curious Gulf Coast project where we invite listeners to ask questions about southwest Florida. A woman named Rose asked us “Please tell me about the factory on Ft Myers Beach which harvested coquina clams and used them to cook, can, and sell clam chowder.” So, we reached out to the IMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers and they sent over a man named Jim Powers to give us some insight. WGCU’s Mike Kiniry sat down with Mr. Powers.

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