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Spanish American War historical presentation November 9 in Dade City

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 22, 2018

A program entitled The Spanish American War will be presented by James Weiss at the November 9 meeting of the Pasco County Historical Society, 7 p.m. at the Florida Pioneer Museum and Village.  This presentation was arranged by the Tampa Bay History Center.

Called the “Splendid Little War,” this conflict lasted only a few months but had long-lasting effects on Tampa and the world. Learn about Cuban revolutionaries, the sinking of the battleship Maine, and Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and their role in Tampa’s history.

James Weiss spent most of his working life in the computer industry.  After graduating from Indiana University, he worked for IBM and GTE Data Services until 1990.  He then started his own computer consulting company.

After retirement, he spent considerable time volunteering with his Sertoma club, the Tampa Sports Authority, and The Tampa Bay History Center.

Since moving to Tampa in 1978, his interest in the history of Florida and Tampa in particular has increased. He is a founding member of the Tampa Bay Civil War Round Table, and an avid genealogist.  He also teaches courses for OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF.

The Pasco County Historical Society will also receive an update on the Tampa Bay History Center, a special affiliation due to the founding member, Thomas Touchton who grew up in Dade City.

Guests are welcome at the Pasco Historical Society meetings . A carry-in dinner precedes the program, so bring a dish to share as well as cutlery for personal use, plate(s), (disposable is fine) and your beverage of choice.

The Florida Pioneer Museum & Village is located 1.3 miles north of downtown Dade City, at the corner of US 301 and Museum Road, turn east onto Museum Road and cross the railroad tracks.


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