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.
New nonprofit puts St. Pete history front and center
At the weedy intersection of Park Street and Elbow Lane, in a region of northwest St. Petersburg known as Jungle Prada, a nondescript white sign announces that Panfilo de Narvaez,…
MacDougald Publishes Book, Launches History Council
ST. PETERSBURG, FL — “The Pánfilo de Narváez Expedition of 1528,” written by local retired business executive and historian James MacDougald, was published last month with definitive evidence that the…