The History Council
Enhancing the knowledge of people, places, and events of historical significance of the Florida Suncoast region
The History Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the purpose of amplifying the knowledge of people, places, and events of historical significance of the Florida Suncoast region, ranging from Fort DeSoto to Tarpon Springs and includes the cities of Dunedin, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Bradenton and sister municipalities. Our aim is to collaborate with others to redefine Florida’s Suncoast as a cultural heritage destination. We want to herald important stories rarely told – and share them with the general public for their enjoyment and education.
The long-term objective of The History Council includes funding of original research, publication of books and brochures, and encouragement of the city, county, and state to afford greater recognition to places and events of historical importance.
In order to capture the imagination and enthusiasm of students, residents, and visitors of the Suncoast region, interesting and significant stories must be promoted, heralded, and presented in a way that will be engaging. The telling of history relies on the creation of monuments, markers, printed guides and booklets, and using the latest technology.
Remaking St. Pete As a Cultural Heritage Destination
The History Council was featured in the Northeast Journal. St. Pete is known as a center for arts and culture thanks to landmark venues like the Dali, the Chihuly Collection,…
History Council Announces First Annual Symposium Oct 27-28
The first annual symposium of The History Council will be held in St. Petersburg on October 27-28, 2018. The subject is “Pre-Columbian and Early Colonial Florida”, focusing on the west…