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June 2017

$10


Tap Talks: Jai Alai India Pale Ale

June 20 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Before the Bucs, Jai-Alai was Tampa’s high-flying professional sports franchise. Get a front-row look a time when Jai-Alai, wrestling and spring training dominated Tampa’s sports landscape. 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 Jai…

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Father’s Day at the History Center

June 18 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

The History Center will celebrate Father’s Day with free admission for Dads with one paid adult admission on Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. As part of our Father’s Day celebration, free arts and crafts for kids will be available and all guests will receive a 10% discount on select items in the Museum Store. Dads and…

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Book Group: Back Roads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida

June 15 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Taking Stetson Kennedy’s WPA-era “Guide to the Southernmost State” as her jumping off point, Cathy Salustri’s 5,000-mile road trip reveals a patchwork quilt of Florida cultures: startling pockets of history and environmental bliss stitched against the blight of strip malls and franchise restaurants. Discussion is led by the author. The History Center Book Group is a free, informal chat about…

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$230


History Adventure Camp: American Girl

June 12 @ 9:00 amJune 16 @ 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. History Adventure Camps are open to ages…

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$20


Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

June 10 @ 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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$230


History Adventure Camp: American Girl

June 5 @ 9:00 amJune 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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May 2017

$30


TBHC/OLLI Course: Florida’s Fantastic Artifacts and the Science of Archaeology

May 31 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

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Every week until June 14, 2017

Archaeologists uncover ancient artifacts made by people long ago, but only through research can we learn how these first Floridians lived and who they were. Led by experts from the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), you’ll learn about archaeological sites in the area, see real artifacts up close and discover what life in Florida was like thousands of years ago.…

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Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire

May 18 @ 10:30 am11:30 pm

Before Mary Kay and Martha Stewart, there was Brownie Wise, the charismatic Tupperware executive who converted postwar optimism into a record-breaking sales engine powered by American housewives. Author Bob Kealing offers the definitive portrait of Wise, a plucky businesswoman who divorced her alcoholic husband, started her own successful business, and eventually caught the eye of Tupperware inventor, Earl Tupper, whose…

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$30


TBHC/OLLI: Exploring Tampa Bay’s History

May 17 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

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Every week until May 24, 2017

Hear some of the fascinating stories of Tampa Bay commemorating the centennial of World War I and disclosing the neglected role of African Americans in the area. History Center docent Jim Weiss will survey the city of Tampa’s history and examine the African American experience. Renowned Florida historian, Gary Mormino, will address how World War I shook the foundations of…

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$10


Tap Talks: Florida Cracker Belgian-Style Wheat Ale

May 16 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Cigar City Brewing,

3924 W. Spruce St, tampa, 33607 United States

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Each Tap Talk features History Center Curator Rodney Kite-Powell and a member of the CCB team for a look at the history behind the brew.

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