The Tampa Bay History Center is a dynamic learning resource that inspires a sense of place and pride for diverse audiences of all ages through interactive educational programs and engaging exhibitions.
|What makes us “green”?|
|Back to nature.||The History Center sits on former industrial waterfront land that has been reclaimed and restored to a near natural state.|
|Recycling matters.||Paper, wood, and metal were recycled during construction, diverting 95% of the debris from landfills.|
|Hit the bricks.||The bricks used to pave the parking garage entryway are recycled from historic Tampa streets.|
|The glass is full.||The atrium’s thick, double-pane exterior windows are filled with argon gas, which provides extra insulation and wind-resistance.|
|Let the sunshine in.||The walls of glass on the front of the building provide natural light.|
|Take a stand.||Look for recycled rubber flooring in “Cowmen & Crackers” and “Natural Resources.” Marmoleum—100% biodegradable flooring made from linseed oil, pine rosin, and sawdust—is used in some non-public areas of the building. Recycled content carpet tiles are found throughout the museum.|
|Let there be light.||The bathrooms feature “smart” lights that turn on and off automatically.|
|In print.||Museum publications are printed on recycled paper.|
The Tampa Bay History Center is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation.
- Free Admission
- Member discounts on purchases made on the premises for concert and lecture tickets
- Discounts in gift stores
- Family memberships: Reciprocal admission benefits for a family membership must MUST be accompanied by verification of a family membership by presenting their home Affiliate membership card
- There is no fee for Affiliates to add the reciprocal benefit to their membership offerings.
- An updated list of Affiliates offering the reciprocal benefit will be provided online for participating Affiliates and members to use for promotional purposes and verification at admission desks.
- Each Affiliate is responsible for marketing and promoting the Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership information to its own members.
Visit the membership page for information on how you can upgrade your membership.
The History Center works collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders.
|R. James Robbins – ChairManaging Shareholder, Hill Ward Henderson||Henry Gonzalez, III – TreasurerTampa Bay Region President, Platinum Bank|
|C.J. Roberts – Frank E. Duckwall President & CEOTampa Bay History Center||Paul Whiting, Jr. - Immediate Past ChairPrincipal, AGW Capital Advisors|
|Steven M. Raney – Vice ChairPresident and CEO, Raymond James Bank||George B. Howell III – Past ChairPartner, Holland & Knight LLP|
|Frank J. “Sandy” Rief - SecretaryOf Counsel, Akerman Senterfitt||Marsha G. Rydberg - Past ChairAttorney, The Rydberg Law Firm|
The Honorable Tom Lee
Florida State Senator, Dist. 24
Vice President, Tucker Hall
|Christopher Lykes Director, Bay Cities Bank|
Executive Director, TECO Foundation
Director of Community Affairs, Fifth Third Bank
|Santiago C. Corrada President & CEO, Visit Tampa Bay||
David L. Townsend
Principal, David Townsend Communications, LLC
|Mark Fernandez Senior Vice President and Chief of Sales, Tampa Bay Rays||
Principal, Cardinal Point Management, LLC
Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Initiatives, Tampa Bay Times Forum; Executive Director, Lightning Foundation
Chief Financial Administrator, Hillsborough County
|Dr. Anne V. Gormly, Ph.D., Ret. Dean of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, University of Tampa||Robert M. Wolf President – Tampa Bay, Galen College of Nursing|
Urban Development Manager, City of Tampa
|Col. Scott V. DeThomas Commander, 6th Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base|
|Dennis Holt, Ph.D.Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies and Driver Education, Hillsborough County Public Schools||J. Thomas Touchton – Emeritus Chair Chairman, The Witt-Touchton Company, LLC|
The History Center is seeking a part-time Visitor Services/Retail Associate. This friendly, enthusiastic candidate will be focused on ensuring that all of the Centers’ guests have a successful and rewarding museum experience. A minimum of two years of experience in customer service or the hospitality industry, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, creative and flexible problem solving skills, and proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel, is required. The candidate must have the ability to work morning, evening and weekend hours. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. EOE
|C.J. Roberts Frank E. Duckwall President and CEO||Judy Miller Administrative Services Manager|
|Advancement & Membership|
|Lisa-Perry Richardson Director of Advancement||Andrea Gallagher Associate Director of Advancement|
|Rodney Kite-Powell Saunders Foundation Curator of History||Malerie Dorman Collections Manager|
|Emanuel Leto Director of Marketing|
|Retail & Visitor Services|
|Katrina Heller Visitor Services Supervisor|
|Education & Public Programs|
|Julie Henry Matus Curator of Education||Jennifer Tyson Assistant Curator of Education|
|Lee Leavengood Adult Programs Coordinator|
|Finance & Operations|
|Maria Steijlen Director of Accounting & Human Resources|
|Claus Daniel Facility Manager||Ross Lamoreaux Facility Technician|
|Administrative Office Phone (813) 228-0097 Fax (813) 223-7021|