All Events

 

September 2020

SEPT. 9 – 23

TBHC/OLLI – Florida Plantations: From Servitude to Emancipation

Wednesdays, Sept. 9 – 23  |  10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Using oral histories and documentation of Florida’s antebellum plantations, explore the lives of both plantation owners and enslaved individuals …

SEPT. 12

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Sept. 12  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

SEPT. 16

Florida Conversations: A Conversation with Pam Iorio

Wednesday, Sept. 16  |  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Former Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections and Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and the History Center’s Rodney Kite-Powell discuss Florida’s colorful political history and the pivotal 2000 election …

SEPT. 17

History Center Book Group: Naked Came the Florida Man

Thursday, Sept. 17  |  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center’s book group via zoom for a lively chat about Tim Dorsey’s latest …

SEPT. 18

OLLI Friday Lecture: Exploring Life on Florida’s Frontier

Friday, Sept. 18  |  12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

The History Center’s Director of Education leads this talk of pioneer-era Florida with a focus on Chinsegut Hill Historic Site …

SEPT. 19

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Sept. 19  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

SEPT. 19

The Shape We’re In: Early Maps of Florida

Exhibit Opens Saturday, Sept. 19

Every school kid knows that Spaniard Ponce de Leon was the first European explorer to “discover” Florida. But, was he? 

SEPT. 26

Central Avenue Black History Walking Tour

Saturday, Sept. 27  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

SEPT. 26

Living History Saturday: Pirate Adventures

Saturday, Sept. 26  |  12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Don’t miss historical pirate interpreter and author of “A Pirate’s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy,” Job Jacob, in the History Center’s …

SEPT. 30 – OCT. 28

OLLI Lecture Series: Tampa’s Historic Personalities

Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m – Noon

Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, October 21 and Oct. 28

Join Tampa Bay History Center docents for a virtual peek at some notable and renowned personalities in Tampa’s checkered history. Meet prominent historic icons such as Theodore Roosevelt …

October 2020

OCT. 3

Madame Fortune Taylor Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 3  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

OCT. 3

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

Saturday, Oct. 3  |  10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Disturbances are minimized and sensory experiences are modified so families with sensory-processing needs can comfortably explore the galleries.

OCT. 10

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 10  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

OCT. 15

History Center Book Group: “From Saloons to Steak Houses: A History of Tampa” by Andy Huse

Thursday, Oct. 15  |  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center’s book group via zoom for a lively chat about Andy Huse’s book …

OCT. 17

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 17  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

OCT. 21

Florida Conversations: From Saloons to Steak Houses

Wednesday, Oct. 21  |  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andy Huse pulls artifacts from the History Center’s collection to help illustrate the unique culinary traditions …

OCT. 31

Central Avenue Black History Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 31  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

November 2020

NOV. 4 – 18

OLLI Lecture Series: From Saloons to Steak Houses: A History of Tampa with Andy Huse

Three Wednesday Sessions, 10 a.m – Noon

November 4 – 18

Take a virtual meander through Tampa’s historic bars, theaters, gambling halls, soup kitchens, clubs and restaurants. The author of “From Saloons to Steak Houses” shares the stories you won’t find …

NOV. 14

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Nov. 14  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

NOV. 14

Back on the Hill

Saturday, Nov. 14  |  1 – 5 p.m.

Live music • Guided tours • Historical reenactors • 19th century games & kids activities 

NOV. 18

Florida Conversations: The Story and Legacy of the Ocoee Massacre

Wednesday, Nov. 18  |  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

On November 2, 1920, Moses Norman, a Black man, attempted to vote in his hometown of Ocoee. He was denied this right and what ensued remains the nation’s largest act of voting day violence …

NOV. 19

History Center Book Group: “Grant Park” by Leonard Pitts

Thursday, Nov. 19  |  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center’s book group via zoom for a lively chat about Leonard Pitts book …

NOV. 21

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Nov. 21  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

NOV. 28

Central Avenue Black History Walking Tour

Saturday, Nov. 28  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

December 2020

DEC. 5

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

Saturday, Dec. 5  |  10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Disturbances are minimized and sensory experiences are modified so families with sensory-processing needs can comfortably explore the galleries.

DEC. 9

Florida Conversations: Millard Fillmore Caldwell: Governing on the Wrong Side of History 

Wednesday, Dec. 9  |  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Congressman, governor and chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Millard Fillmore Caldwell was once considered among the greatest Floridians of his generation …

DEC. 12

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Dec. 12  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

DEC. 19

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Dec. 19  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the History Center for a guided walking tour…

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