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August 2017

$17


Sangria and Stories: Mapping the Florida-Cuba Connection

August 16 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Join Rodney Kite-Powell, History Center Curator and Director of the Touchton Map Library/Florida Center for Cartographic Education, for a look at the new exhibit “Gateways to the Caribbean: Mapping the Florida-Cuba Connection.” Kite-Powell will lead attendees through the exhibit during his in-gallery presentation, highlighting the more than 50 maps in “Gateways,” dating back nearly 500 years. Sangria and Stories includes…

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$10


Tap Talks: Invasion Pale Ale

August 15 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Was Jose Gaspar real, or just Tampa’s biggest urban legend? Uncover the truth behind Tampa’s pirate preoccupation and learn about Florida’s real-life pirates and explorers. Tap Talks feature History Center Curator, Rodney Kite-Powell, and Cigar City Brewing’s El Lector, Neil Callaghan, for a look at the history behind the brew. $10 includes the presentation and a pint of Invasion American…

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$20


Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

August 12 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

Join the History Center for a guided tour of historic Ybor City. This 90-minute, outdoor walking tour is led by a History Center-trained docent and focuses on the founding and development of Ybor City in the late 19th century through the early 20th century. You’ll tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and…

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July 2017

$230


History Adventure Camp: Hysterical History

July 31 @ 9:00 amAugust 4 @ 4:00 pm

See cool inventions and hear about weird Florida History! Discover amazing facts about the Sunshine State, make silly putty, learn about our famous mermaids and go bowling at Splitzville End your summer with some retro fun! Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum,…

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$230


History Adventure Camps: Museum Makerspace

July 24 @ 9:00 amJuly 28 @ 4:00 pm

Imagine, create and build amazing projects with your friends – Lego building challenges and designing your own pirate sloop Prepare for a week of hands-on fun including STEAM activities. Campers will create an exhibit that parents can visit Friday afternoon. Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby…

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Book Group: Summer Reading with Colette Bancroft

July 20 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Join us as we close out the 2016-2017 Book Group season with Tampa Bay Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft. During this annual tradition, Bancroft will share some summer reading suggestions. The History Center Book Group is free and open to the public, and highlights Florida history, culture and fiction.

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$10


Tap Talks: Maduro Brown Ale

July 18 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Tap Talks feature History Center Curator, Rodney Kite-Powell, and Cigar City Brewing’s El Lector, Neil Callaghan, for a look at the history behind the brew.

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$20


Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

July 15 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

Join the History Center for a guided tour of historic Ybor City. This 90-minute walking tour is led by a History Center-trained docent and focuses on the founding and development of Ybor City in the late 19th century early 20th century. You’ll tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of…

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Archives Awareness Week: Cuba en Tampa: Many Generations

July 14 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Cubans are present in the Tampa story from the earliest pioneer days to the cigar boom of the 1880s. Indeed, Tampa played a pivotal role in Cuba’s first revolution, and a minor, but still important, role in its second. Led by historian Maura Barrios, celebrate Tampa with a look and the historical and cultural connections between the Tampa Bay area…

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Archives Awareness Week – The History of Tampa

July 12 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm

History Center docent Angela O’Connell will share snapshots and stories of the history of Tampa from the 1800s to modern times. O’Connell will cover the city’s history from the founding of Ft. Brooke in 1832 through the arrival of Henry Plant, the establishment of Ybor City, WWII and the Civil Rights Movement. Trace the evolution of Tampa from frontier outpost…

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