All Events

 

January 2019

JAN 5

Walk Tampa: Historic Downtown Tampa 

Saturday, January 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

New for 2019, Join the History Center for a 90-minute walking tour of Tampa’s historic downtown. This guided tour highlights …

JAN 12

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, January 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Explore Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District during this outdoor, Saturday morning walking tour ….

 

JAN 16

Sangria & Stories: The Life of a Pirate

Wednesday, January 16 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Spend an evening with a pirate! Robert Jacob, historian, re-enactor and  author, will take you on a journey through the daily lives of the pirates ….

 

JAN 17

History Center Book Group: The Disappearing

Thursday, January 17 @ 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

 

JAN 23

Florida Conversations

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Turn-of-the-century Florida was a contested terrain for conservationists. Rich in both bird life and poachers, Florida was a battleground for the new idea of “conservation.”…

 

JAN 26

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, Jan. 26 @ 10:00 am – 12 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 ….

 

JAN 31

Nell Ward Lecture in Cartography: How Maps Made America: Selections from “A History of America in 100 Maps”

Thursday, Jan. 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, maps capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared, offering an unrivaled window into the past ….

 

February 2019

FEB 2

Sensory-Friendly Saturday

Saturday, February 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Designed for families with special needs, experience the History Center with minimized disturbances …

FEB 2

Walk Tampa: Historic Downtown Tampa 

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

New for 2019, Join the History Center for a 90-minute walking tour of Tampa’s historic downtown. This guided tour highlights …

FEB 2

Teen Trivia Night at the History Center 

Saturday, February 2 @ 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Show off your knowledge of pop culture history at Teen Trivia Night hosted by the TBHC Teen Council…

 

FEB 9

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Explore Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District during this outdoor, Saturday morning walking tour ….

 

FEB 9

Girl Scout Workshop: Taste Tampa

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Snack your way through Tampa’s history and ignite your taste buds as you discover Tampa’s unique food culture…

FEB 20

Florida Conversations: Caribbean Slavery and the Rise of American Music

Wednesday, Feb. 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ray Kamalay puts African American and American music in the perspective of world history.  With both story and song, Ray traces the development of slavery from ancient Rome  to  its links with American society…

 

FEB 21

History Center Book Group

Food Explorer: The Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

Thursday, February 21 @ 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

 

FEB 23

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, February 23 @ 10:00 am – 12 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 ….

 

March 2019

MAR 2

Walk Tampa: Historic Downtown Tampa 

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

New for 2019, Join the History Center for a 90-minute walking tour of Tampa’s historic downtown. This guided tour highlights …

MAR 9

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, March 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Explore Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District during this outdoor, Saturday morning walking tour ….

 

MAR 13

Florida Conversations: Winston Churchill in Cuba and Florida

Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On November 20, 1895, a young British cavalry officer arrived in the port of Havana, Cuba. His name was Winston Spencer Churchill and he was ten days away from his 21st birthday…

 

MAR 14

Tap Talks: Fort Brooke Blonde Ale

Thursday, March 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the History Center and 81Bay Brewing Company for our next installment of Tap Talks. Our historians will peel back the label on 81Bay’s Fort Brooke Blonde Ale to uncover the history …

MAR 16

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, March 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Explore Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District during this outdoor, Saturday morning walking tour ….

 

MAR 18-22

Kid-tography

Daily, March 18-22 @ 12 p.m.

This spring break, brush up on your navigation and map reading skills in the all-new Treasure Seekers gallery…

 

MAR 21

History Center Book Group: Barracoon

Thursday, March 21 @ 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

 

MAR 22

Teacher Appreciation Morning

March 22 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This Spring Break, we’re giving teachers a break with free admission to the History Center! Free for teachers and up to two family members …

 

MAR 28

Brewseum

March 28 @ 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Did you know Florida is home to more than 200 craft breweries? Or that the first brewery in the state was located in Tampa’s Ybor City? Grab your brew crew for Brewseum at the History Center …

MAR 30

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, March 30 @ 10:00 am – 12 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 ….

 

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