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May 2017

Blue Star Museum Program, Presented by USAA

May 29 @ 10:00 amSeptember 4 @ 5:00 pm

The Tampa Bay History Center is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day…

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July 2017


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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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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August 2017


Tap Talks: Invasion Pale Ale

August 15 @ 8:00 am5:00 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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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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