An original television series about the importance of Maps to the Civil War. Begins November 3rd at 10 pm on TBAE Channel – Bright House 614 & Verizon 32
TAMPA, FLA. – (November 3, 2014) When the fog of war descends, how do you know where to go? Maps were as valuable as rifles and cannons during the Civil War. Tune into Tampa Bay Art and Education Network’s (TBAE) newest original television series, Mapping the Civil War, and learn how innovations in map making changed the outcome of the Civil War.
Ross Lamoreaux’s boyhood curiosity about one of America’s greatest conflicts led him on a quest to understand the details of that time. A Tampa Bay History Center staffer and a life-long Civil War reenactor, he shares how mapmakers and generals used maps to determine the strategies that decided the fate of the Union. His handmade period costumes lend historical accuracy and drama to the series.
This four episode series begins on November 3rd at 10 PM. A collaborative project with the Tampa Bay History Center (TBHC) and University of South Florida’s Osher Life Long Learning Center, this program will be aired exclusively on TBAE Channel – Bright House 614 & Verizon 32.
“Wars produce death, and innovation,” said Ann Goldenberg, Executive Director of TBAE. “This program shows just how valuable maps are to war efforts and how far maps have come from the days they marked the unknown with “here there be monsters.” TBHC’s educational programs are riveting and we can’t wait to share Mapping the Civil War with our local television audience and global internet audience.”
The Lecture series is cooperative program of the Tampa Bay History Center and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of South Florida. The television series based upon these lectures was produced by TBAE Network in cooperation with the Tampa Bay History Center and USF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Center. The series will air beginning November 3rd at 10 PM on TBAE Channel – Bright House 614 & Verizon 32. Will be available on TBAE.NET on Demand in December, 2014.
About the Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network
TBAE Network is a non-profit 501c.3 organization established in 1987 to present exceptional artistic, cultural and educational programs on Tampa’s cable channels that encourage the pursuit of intellectual achievement and the joy of learning. The Tampa Bay Arts & Education Channel is on Bright House 614 & Verizon 32. On the web: TBAE.NET
About the Tampa Bay History Center
The Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The History Center also features a Museum Store, the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), a map gallery, an event hall and the Columbia Cafe. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center’s hands-on, kid-friendly activities, together with cutting-edge interactive exhibits and theaters provide a unique educational experience. For more information, visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.org.
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