• History Center hosts George Washington Day

    NEWS RELEASE April 11, 2016 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center hosts George Washington Day History Center marks 227th anniversary of the first presidential inauguration with nationally-recognized George Washington reenactor. (Tampa, April 11, 2016) — With the 2016 presidential race in full swing, voters on both sides of today’s political divide might want to ask themselves, “What would George …

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  • History Center marks MacDill 75th with free admission

    NEWS RELEASE April 4, 2016 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center marks MacDill 75th with free admission WWII military reenactors and MacDill exhibits will celebrate the 75th anniversary of air base (Tampa, April, 2016) — Celebrate the 75th anniversary of MacDill Air Force Base with free admission to the History Center during MacDill Day, Sun., April 17. Presented by …

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  • History Center Talk Highlights Dozier School

    NEWS RELEASE February 22, 2016 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center exhibit offers a slice of vintage Florida Panel discussion features several key participants in the Dozier School investigation “I think everyone can understand that children came here and died here, and there are people who are related to them who have questions.” — Dr. Erin Kimmerle (Tampa) –After …

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  • History Center exhibit ‘re-places’ historic fort

    NEWS RELEASE February 3, 2016 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center exhibit ‘re-places’ historic fort A new exhibit uses technology to bring the history of Fort Brooke and early Tampa to life In 1980, construction workers in downtown Tampa made an unexpected discovery: As they dug the foundation of a new parking garage, they uncovered the remains of more …

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  • History Center exhibit offers a slice of vintage Florida

    NEWS RELEASE January 6, 2016 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center exhibit offers a slice of vintage Florida Florida souvenirs and collectibles will be on display beginning January 16. (Tampa) – Souvenirs are the tangible reminder of a vacation well-enjoyed. Who can resist an alligator back scratcher or that bag of oranges being sold along the roadside? Bringing Home …

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  • History Center has the Florida Blues

    NEWS RELEASE August 25, 2015 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center has the Florida Blues Florida’s Got the Blues, an exhibition showcasing Florida blues music, opens at the Tampa Bay History Center Sept. 12 (Tampa) – Did you know that Hudson Whittaker ― better known as Tampa Red ― released more 78 rpm records than any other blues artist? …

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  • History Center offers free admission during Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

    NEWS RELEASE September 10, 2015 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center offers free admission during Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! (Tampa) –The Tampa Bay History Center will offer free admission for all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. As part of Museum Day Live!, living history reenactors representing Florida’s Civil War-era …

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  • History Center Spotlights Cuban Children’s Cold War Exodus

    NEWS RELEASE November 4, 2015 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org History Center Spotlights Cuban Children’s Cold War Exodus Florida Conversations Lecture will focus on Cuban ‘Peter Pan’ exiles. (Tampa) –Their stories often begin the same way: Boarding a plane at the Havana Airport bound for Miami. By 1962, thousands of unaccompanied children had crossed the Florida Straits headed for uncertain …

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  • History Center is $5 for the 4th

    NEWS RELEASE June 23, 2015 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org    History Center is $5 for the 4th Tampa Bay History Center offers $5 admission for all guests; Costumed military reenactors will fill galleries (Tampa) – The Tampa Bay History Center is celebrating Independence Day by offering $5 admission on the 4th of July for all visitors. Costumed reenactors representing several …

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  • Smithsonian Exhibition Celebrates the American Backyard

    NEWS RELEASE June 8, 2015 Contact: Manny Leto 813.675.8985 mleto@tampabayhistorycenter.org Smithsonian Exhibition Celebrates the American Backyard A Smithsonian exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center explores postwar America and the ‘invention’ of the backyard In the 1950s, Americans abandoned the front porch swings and stoops of the city in favor of the wide-open suburbs and spacious backyards. The Smithsonian explores …

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