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April 2014

Suited for Space: Closing Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Don’t miss Suited for Space, at the History Center now through April 27. This interstellar exhibition takes you on a journey through nearly a century of spacesuit design and development, from the earliest high-altitude pressure suits to the iconic white suits of the Apollo mission. Stunning x-ray images allow you to examine unusual details of every suit, showing never-before-seen interior…

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TBHC/OLLI Course Egmont Key: A Historic Treasure

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week until May 7, 2014
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This tiny island has witnessed a lot of history. Accessible only by private boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood since 1858. It served as a camp for captured Seminoles at the end of the Third Seminole War and was later occupied by the Union Navy during the Civil War. In…

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May 2014

Repurposed DooDad Art/Sculpture Competition: Opening Day

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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The Annual Doodad Competition challenges Hillsborough County Public School student artists to create meaningful art from re-purposed objects.

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Sangria & Stories: Cigar Art, Memorabilia & History

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join us as Mike Turbeville, a collector and dealer of Old Florida art and antiques, brings his unique expertise to our discussion on Tampa’s cigar industry and related art. Stroll through the galleries and listen to stories about the cigar box mandolin, cigar box art, and rare cigar industry objects. You’ll also see examples of folk art, tramp art, and…

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Tampa Bay History Center Celebrates Moms

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with FREE admission for mom with one regular paid admission.

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Book Group Meeting: The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom

May 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Review and discussion of The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom About: The Blood of Heaven is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher’s son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held…

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June 2014

Repurposed DooDad Art/Sculpture Competition: Closing Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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The Annual Doodad Competition challenges Hillsborough County Public School student artists to create meaningful art from re-purposed objects.

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Sangria & Stories: Rough Riders in Tampa

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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In 1898 Tampa was the gathering spot for the Spanish-American War. Here 30,000 soldiers arrived, including 1,000 skilled Cavalry volunteers known as Rough Riders. Did you know this unusual group, mostly made up of college athletes, cowboys and ranchers, existed for only five months? Arguably the most well-known U.S. combat unit ever but its legendary commander, Theodore Roosevelt, was NOT the…

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Against All Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen: Opening Day

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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The Highwaymen began as a group of African American artists who, against all odds, prospered by selling their paintings in the segregated South of the 1950s and ’60s. One charismatic man dreamed big and developed a fast method of painting that he generously shared with 25 others. Collectively, they produced more than 200,000 paintings over a 30-year period.   Against All Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen, includes…

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Tampa Bay History Center Celebrates Dads

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Celebrate Father’s Day with FREE admission for dad with one regular paid admission.

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