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February 2018

FEB 21

Florida Conversations

“We Are Not Hired Help:” The 1968 Statewide Florida Teacher Strike

February 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On the morning of February 19, 1968, more than 27,000 teachers and administrators across Florida mailed in signed letters of resignation, effectively creating the nation’s first statewide teacher strike…

FEB 24

Walk Tampa

Tampa Bay Black History Tour 

February 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s…

March 2018

MAR 6

City of Tampa Women’s History Celebration

March 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join keynote speaker and former Tampa police chief, Jane Castor, and WFLA’s Melanie Michael for Tampa’s Women’s History Month celebration. More details coming soon…

MAR 7

AWP 2018 Author History Project

Centenarian Vision – A Literary Study of Time in America

March 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join writers from San Francisco and Tampa as they read stories inspired by 100-year-old photographs and artifacts. Coinciding with the national AWP literary conference at the Tampa Convention Center, authors from these two iconic port cities will investigate how present-day realities affect the interpretation of history and historical artifacts…

MAR 10

Walk Tampa

The Ybor City Story

March 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tour the streets of Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of early Ybor…

MAR 14

Florida Conversations

Real Tampa Privateers, Female Corsairs and My Life Sailing in the 1700s

March 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Shipwrecks, mutiny, and just a bit of exploration. Expeditions during the “Age of Discovery” had all of these elements and more. Presenter Peter W. Damisch, “Master Mariner & World Explorer,” will share personal stories…

MAR 15

TBHC Book Group

The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea

March 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30am

“The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea” by Jack Davis; reviewed by Marty Sears. Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, this environmental epic explores…

MAR 28

Duckwall Lecture

A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through The Ages

March 28 @ 6:30 pm

For too long, half of pirate history has been ignored. The women who sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts are often left out of the story…until now…

MAR 31

Civil War Roundtable

March 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pull up a seat for the Civil War Roundtable. This informative and informal gathering will examine both historical and contemporary topics related to the “War Between the States,” with guest speaker Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum and Kennesaw Museum Foundation…

MAR 31

Walk Tampa

Tampa Bay Black History Tour

March 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s…

April 2018

APR 11

Florida Conversations

Finding Our Fabric: Old Glory

April 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Peter J. Keim, M.D. has collected American Flags since 1974, and for the past 40 years, has exhibited his collection in museums across the country. In 2007, with his son Kevin, he co-authored “A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flag”…

APR 14

Walk Tampa

The Ybor City Story

April 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tour the streets of Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of early Ybor…

APR 19

TBHC Book Group

Brutal Journey

April 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion of “Brutal Journey” by Paul Schneider; reviewed By John Neukamm. From the New York Times: A gripping survival epic, Brutal Journey tells the story of an army of would-be conquerors, bound for glory, who landed in Florida in 1528…

APR 28

Walk Tampa

Tampa Bay Black History Tour

April 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s…

May 2018

MAY 12

Walk Tampa

The Ybor City Story

May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tour the streets of Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of early Ybor…

MAY 17

TBHC Book Group

The Talented Ribkins

May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion of “The Talented Ribkins” by Ladee Hubbard; reviewed by Penny Liu. Set partially in Florida and Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois’s famous essay “The Talented Tenth” the Talented Ribkins is a big-hearted debut novel about race, class, politics, and the unique gifts that…

MAY 26

Walk Tampa

Tampa Bay Black History Tour

May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s…

June 2018

JUN 9

Walk Tampa

The Ybor City Story

June 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tour the streets of Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of early Ybor…

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