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September 2018

SEPT 12

Florida Conversations: Voices from Mariel

Wednesday, Sept. 12 @ 6:00 pm 

Between April and September 1980, more than 125,000 Cuban refugees fled their homeland, seeking freedom from Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. They departed in boats from the port of Mariel ….

 

SEPT 20

History Center Book Group

Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 10:00 am 

“Son of Real Florida” by Jeff Klinkenberg; Reviewed by Sam & Valerie Mallis…

 

SEPT 20

Sangria and Stories: Navigating in the Age Before GPS

Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 6:00 pm 

Rodney Kite-Powell, director of the Touchton Map Library, leads this month’s Sangria session, guiding you through the exhibit “Navigating in the Age Before GPS: Nautical Charts of Florida and the Caribbean.” …

 

SEPT 22

Museum Day

Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 10:00 am 

The History Center will offer free admission for all visitors Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of…

 

SEPT 26

TBHC/OLLI Course: A History of Conservation: A Bird’s Eye View

Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 26 @ 10:00 am 

Bring the bird’s eye view down to ground level as we explore Tampa Bay’s environmental history, as well as ornithological art of the 1700s – 1900s ….

 

SEPT 29

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 10:00 – 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 ….

 

SEPT 29

My Doll and Me: Felicity

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm 

Travel through time with Felicity! Peek into the past as we enjoy crafts, games, activities and hands-on gallery experiences ….

 

October 2018

OCT 11

Florida Conversations: Florida Birding and Nature Festival Keynote Speaker Jack Davis

Thursday, Oct. 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The History Center, in partnership with the Florida Birding and Nature Festival invite you to enjoy an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack E. Davis…

 

OCT 13

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 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….

 

OCT 14

A Night at the Museum

Sunday, Oct. 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm; 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Find pirates, explorers, Florida pioneers and other ghosts from Florida’s past sneaking around the museum galleries during A Night at the Museum …

 

OCT 18

History Center Book Group

Thursday, Oct. 18 @ 10:00 am 

“The Chateau” by Paul Goldberg; Reviewed by Patty & Jerry Lyons …

OCT 20

Girl Scout Workshop: Zoom in on Nature

Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Get in touch with nature while learning about Tampa’s conservation efforts….

 

OCT 27

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 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 ….

 

OCT 31

TBHC/OLLI Course: More Tampa History

Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 31 @ 10:00 am 

Join Tampa Bay History Center docents as they delve deeper into Tampa’s exciting history…

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November 2018

Nov 10

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, Nov. 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….

 

NOV 10

My Doll and Me: Luciana

Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00 pm 

Travel through time with Luciana! Peek into the past as we enjoy crafts, games, activities and hands-on gallery experiences ….

 

NOV 14

Florida Conversations: Florida Wild: Hidden in Plain Sight

Wednesday, Nov. 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Following in the footsteps of bears and panthers, author, photographer, conservationist, and National Geographic explorer Carlton Ward Jr uses his photography to inspire conservation of Florida’s nature and culture…

 

NOV 15

History Center Book Group

Thursday, Nov. 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

“The Electric Woman: A Memoir of Death Defying Acts” by Tessa Fontaine; Reviewed by Penny Liu

 

 

NOV 24

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 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 ….

 

December 2018

DEC 1

Girl Scout Workshop: Tweetin’ Tampa

Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Get a bird’s eye view of Tampa as we discover the importance of animal habitats….

 

DEC 4

Florida Conversations

Tuesday, Dec. 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Officially, the suffrage movement in the United States began with the Seneca Falls NY Convention in 1848, and ended with the greatest expansion of democracy on a single day in 1920, yet few understand how it happened and Florida’s role in this struggle…

 

DEC 8

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

Saturday, Dec. 8 @ 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….

 

DEC 29

Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 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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