The Florida History Internet Center was established in 1995 by M. C. Bob Leonard, longtime Profesor of History at the Ybor Campus of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa.

The goal of the site was to allow Professor Leonard to share his files and photographs about Florida history and Florida with students, educators, and the interested public.

All materials and photographs may be used on other sites and projects. Please credit the source as the FHIC or mcbobleonard. Many textbooks and non-fiction books have used this content.