The History Council

Enhancing the knowledge of people, places, and events of historical significance of the Florida Suncoast region


The History Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have an interest in positioning St. Petersburg and the Florida Suncoast as a place of historic and cultural significance. Specifically, The History Council exists:

  • To define St. Petersburg and surrounding communities of the Suncoast region as a historic and cultural heritage destination;
  • To identify and enhance awareness of lesser-known historic and cultural assets, and incorporate these with better-known assets, to tell more complete and enriching stories about St. Petersburg and the Florida Suncoast; and
  • To provide significant resources to educators, educational institutions, and like causes.

The History Council funds original research; creates and publishes books, articles, and brochures; seeks support from cities, the county, and state and federal government agencies to contribute to the creation of markers, memorials, and educational resources; and offers significant promotion nationally and internationally of the broad array of historic and cultural attractions of the Florida Suncoast.