Sangria & Stories: USS Tampa – Pageantry, Protection & Patriotism


January, 2018





6:00 pM – 7:30 PM EST



Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street

Tampa, FL 33602

The story of the USS TAMPA is one of binding friendship and love between the city of Tampa and a Coast Guard cutter who originally came to Tampa to enliven the city’s Gasparilla invasions. Nancy Turner, community activist and chronicler of the USS Tampa, and Robin Gonzalez, educator and author of “USCGC Tampa – Tampa’s Own,” will share stories of the 24 Tampa sailors aboard the ship and their efforts to document and celebrate the history of the WWI-era ship.

Sangria and Stories includes in-gallery talk, glass of sangria and complimentary parking. Program is limited to 25 attendees, advance registration is required.


The History Center has transitioned to a new online payment system. Members will need to create an account using their TBHC member number in order to receive a discount on this program. To purchase tickets:
1. Select the “Buy Tickets” tab below
2. You will be redirected to the new online store
3. At the top right of the online store page, select “Log In” to create a member account
4. You will need to enter your 4-digit member number located on the back of your membership card
5. Use this account any time you register for programs in order to receive a member discount
6. If you have any issues registering, please contact Visitor Services at 813-228-0097