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January 2017

Celebrating Our Heritage: Thirty Years of Hispanic Themed Art

January 28 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm

What began in 1986 as a small sketch for an event invitation has grown into a celebration of Tampa’s vibrant Hispanic heritage. Indeed, each year for three decades and counting, the Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Poster Contest celebrates Tampa’s Hispanic culture and traditions. Celebrating Our Heritage: Thirty Years of Hispanic Themed Art opens Saturday, January 28 at the Tampa Bay…

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February 2017

Advanced Placement (AP) Trivia Competition

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Question: Where can you go to study with friends and win cool prizes at the same time? Answer: At the History Center. Join the TBHC Teen Council and prep for the multiple choice sections of the AP US History and/or AP Human Geography test. Use Kahoot on your phone and play against other teams to win gift card prizes while…

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March 2017

TBHC/OLLI Course: Unlocking Your Family History – An Introduction to Genealogy

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week for 3 weeks
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Curious about your family tree but don’t know where or how to start? Ever wondered if those family stories are true? This course will present “keys” which will help you begin, do basic research and preserve your family history. Genealogy is more than dates and places; it is finding the story of your family. This course will help you discover…

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Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the History Center for a guided tour of historic Ybor City.

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Florida Conversations – Colonial Florida Digital History: Beyond Primary Resources

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. J. Michael Francis introduces a new initiative to build an interactive and dynamic digital archive, one that highlights Florida’s colonial past. Richly illustrated, the talk will outline several of the projects already underway as well as plans for the future. Dr. Francis is the Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and Professor of History at the University of South…

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Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark

March 18 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. Humpty Dumpty. Little Red Riding Hood. Once upon a time in Tampa, these storybook characters frolicked near the Hillsborough River at a place called Fairyland. After closing in 199 – the fabled figurines disappeared, but the memory of times spent at Fairyland lived on in the imaginations of Tampa residents. Those figures have found a…

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Girl Scout Workshop: Life in Ybor City

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover what life was like in turn-of-the-century Ybor City with hands-on investigation, fun crafts and a visit to the museum. This workshop helps junior Girl Scouts earn the Playing the Past badge. Girls can participate with their troop leader(1 adult per 8 scouts required), or individually with a chaperone. $12/Scouts; $6/Adults. For questions, contact Jessie Liss-Noda at 813-675-8987. Pre-registration is…

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April 2017

Florida Conversations – Tampa Bay’s Waterfront – Its History and Development

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear about the history of Tampa Bay’s waterfront, from its earliest inhabitants to today’s modern landscape. Co-presenters Rodney Kite-Powell and Arthur Savage will discuss the industrial and recreational use of these waterfronts, the development of the St. Petersburg and Tampa downtowns, and the area’s ports – Tampa, Port Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee. Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF…

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My Doll and Me: Julie

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel through time with your favorite dolls! Explore the past with crafts, games and gallery experiences based on American Girl© historic characters as well as Tampa’s exciting history. This month, celebrate Earth Day with Julie! Pre-registration is required for this drop-off program; space is limited. For children ages 6-12. Powered by Eventbrite

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June 2017

History Adventure Camp: American Girl

June 5 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

This summer, peek into the past with your favorite dolls! Crafts, gallery experiences and a special tea party await you as each day brings new adventures with Gabriela McBride, Maryellen Larkin and Samantha. Ride the streetcar to explore Ybor City as it was during Samantha’s time. American Girl Dolls not required for participation. Camps are open to ages 7-11 and…

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