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February 2017
$30

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

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week for 3 weeks
TBHC,
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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History Center Member and Guest Reception

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our member events offer an in-depth look at our exhibits and the opportunity to chat with History Center staff and mingle with friends. This month, you’ll get a special preview of our expansion plans, while Celebrating our Heritage: 30 Years of Hispanic Themed Art is on view in the Wayne Thomas Gallery. Reception includes gallery access, complimentary light appetizers and…

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History Center Book Group – Coming to Pass by Susan Cerulean

February 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Coming to Pass tells the story of a little-developed necklace of northern Gulf Coast islands. Both a field guide to a beloved and impermanent Florida landscape and a call for its protection, Susan Cerulean’s memoir chronicles the uniquely beautiful coast as it once was, as it is now, and as it may be as the sea level rises. Book review…

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Florida Conversations – Clara Barton in Tampa: The Hidden History of American Red Cross Nursing

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

Tampa’s vital role as the point of embarkation for Spanish-American War soldiers is commonly known. Few people are aware, however, that the city played a similar part in organizing American Red Cross medical aid to Cuba both before and during the famous conflict. Join University of Tampa Associate Professor Charles McGraw Groh as he explains why Clara Barton’s time in…

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$20

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

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

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

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$20

My Doll and Me: Kaya

February 11 @ 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’s program will highlight Kaya and Seminoles in Florida during the 1700s. Pre-registration is required for this drop-off program; space is limited. For children ages 6-12. Powered by Eventbrite

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January 2017

4th Friday at the History Center

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy free admission to the History Center from 5-7 p.m. as part of downtown Tampa’s monthly Fourth Friday series. Guests will have free access to the History Center’s first floor gallery, which includes two films, and three galleries exploring Florida’s first people, Tampa’s “cigar city” history, and Florida Seminoles. After visiting the gallery, you can set out to explore the…

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History Center Book Group: Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Join the History Center Book Group for a discussion and review of Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community by John J. Guthrie Jr.; Reviewed by Shelley Blood. Calling itself a “metaphysical mecca,” the small town of Cassadaga, between Orlando and Daytona Beach in central Florida, was established more than a century ago on the principle of continuous life, the idea…

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Florida Conversations: Jose Marti in Tampa – How a Florida City Helped Found – and Fund – a Revolution

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Jose Martí was hardly the first Cuban activist to visit Florida, but it was his ability to raise money and build consensus where none had existed that made him the public face and primary architect of the 1895 revolution that eventually ended Spanish rule in Cuba. This presentation will focus on Jose Marti’s 40+ documented visits to six different Florida…

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$30

TBHC/OLLI Course: Army Airfields of Tampa Bay

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week for 3 weeks
TBHC,
801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Learning from the lessons of WWI, the US Army Air Corps mandated better record-keeping for WWII. And we are beneficiaries! Local Tampa historians helped uncover the rich air base history while researching at the Maxwell AFB in June 2016. Course instructors have pulled together the history of Tampa’s prominent air bases – MacDill, Drew, and Hillsborough (Henderson) Airfields as well…

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