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Coffee and Conversation to Highlight 500 Years of Florida Maps

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on July 19, 2023

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum will host their free monthly Coffee and Conversations lecture featuring Rodney Kite-Powell, who will present “Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps.”

Coffee and Conversation to Highlight 500 Years of Florida Maps

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.

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. While program is free, eventgoers should RSVP online at
For more information, please call (352) 341-6428 or e-mail



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