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March 2017

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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History Center Book Group: Johnathan Dickinson’s Journal

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hailed as “one of the most vivid and moving journals of heroism and suffering,” Johnathan Dickinson’s journal is the first-person account of a shipwreck off of Florida’s Jupiter Island in 1696. Published by Quakers in 1699, this real-life epic tale was republished more than 100 times before going out of print in the late 20th century. Join presenter Inace Massari…

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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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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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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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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
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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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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