The City of Tarpon Springs’ Cultural and Civic Services Department in cooperation with the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society present a lecture series: Celebrating Community: Tarpon Springs A Continuum of 125 Years. The lectures are presented by Florida experts in history, archaeology, maritime tradition, culture and arts during the City’s 125th Anniversary celebration that will culminate in the publication of a historical guidebook of Tarpon Springs, with chapters written by the author/lecturers. The lectures and chapters in the book highlight significant themes of Tarpon Springs’ unique history since 1887.
The lecture series takes place at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, and are free and open to the public:
Saturday, March 9 at 4 pm
MARITIME HERITAGE OF TARPON SPRINGS
INFUSES THE PAST WITH TODAY
By Archaeologist Jeff Moates
JEFF MOATES earned a master’s degree in history/ historical archaeology and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of West Florida. His research and professional interests include 19th century settlements along the Florida Gulf Coast, Florida’s maritime trade, and the development of historic working watercraft. Jeff has worked in archaeology and related fields, as well as an underwater archaeologist with the Bureau of Archaeological Research in Tallahassee where he acted as administrator for Florida’s exploration and salvage contract program, and as director of the West Central Regional Archaeology Center. He was museum curator at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, a historic waterfront community located in Manatee County.