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March 2017

Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark

March 18 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. Humpty Dumpty. Little Red Riding Hood. Once upon a time in Tampa, these storybook characters frolicked near the Hillsborough River at a place called Fairyland. After closing in 1990s – the fabled figurines disappeared, but the memory of times spent at Fairyland lived on in the imaginations of Tampa residents. Those figures have found a…

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$12

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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April 2017

Florida Conversations – Tampa Bay’s Waterfront – Its History and Development

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear about the history of Tampa Bay’s waterfront, from its earliest inhabitants to today’s modern landscape. Co-presenters Rodney Kite-Powell and Arthur Savage will discuss the industrial and recreational use of these waterfronts, the development of the St. Petersburg and Tampa downtowns, and the area’s ports – Tampa, Port Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee. Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF…

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$20

My Doll and Me: Julie

April 22 @ 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, celebrate Earth Day with Julie! Pre-registration is required for this drop-off program; space is limited. For children ages 6-12. Powered by Eventbrite

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May 2017

Collectors Day

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the History Center and independent collectors from throughout Tampa Bay for our first-ever Collectors Day. Dozens of local collectors will display their eclectic personal treasures, from antique radios to fossils, soda fountain memorabilia to Native American artifacts. Families will also enjoy children’s activities in the museum Atrium. Collectors Day is included with regular admission to the History Center and…

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June 2017
$230

History Adventure Camp: American Girl

June 5 @ 9:00 am - June 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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$230

History Adventure Camp: American Girl

June 12 @ 9:00 am - June 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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$230

History Adventure Camp: Archaeology Mysteries

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm

Dig in to Florida’s past when wooly mammoths roamed free. Get your hands dirty as archaeologists show you how to use prehistoric tools and uncover what life was like for Florida’s very first people! Visit historic Ybor City to find out how immigrants lived 100 years ago. Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa…

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July 2017
$230

History Adventure Camp: Pirates & Explorers

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm

Ahoy, mateys! Climb aboard and use your navigation skills to reveal the truth about Jose Gaspar, the Gasparilla legend and Captain Panfilo Narvaez, the real-life, one eyed explorer of Tampa Bay. Join us for games and crafts as professional archaeologists help you solve mysteries of sunken ships! Discover sea creatures on a visit to the Florida Aquarium. Camps are open…

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$230

History Adventure Camps: Museum Makerspace

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 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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