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Annual Gala

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tampa Bay History Center Gala (2023)

Together we’ve celebrated our past and charted a new course for the Tampa Bay History Center on Water Street thanks to your contributions during the annual Gala. This special event supports our mission to preserve and tell the stories about why the Tampa Bay area is such a special place to live.

The Gala is presented in an “open cocktail party” format, with no assigned seats, agenda, or auctions, providing for a full evening of fun, socializing and networking among all sponsors and guests, including access to the Center’s exhibit galleries.

Please join chair couple The Honorable Pam Iorio and Mark S. Woodard on Friday, Nov. 10, for an incredible evening filled with live music, delicious cuisine, and your fellow History Center supporters.





The History Center is located in the heart of Water Street Tampa. Carpooling, ride-sharing, and other forms of public transportation are encouraged. There are several self-parking and transportation options around the History Center; click here for more information about downtown parking and transportation options.

Valet parking will be available for the annual Gala.

Special thanks to our exceptional 2023 Gala sponsors for their generosity and support!


The Caspers-Adams Foundation

The Himes Family

Lightning Foundation

The Lowry Murphey Family Foundation

Raymond James



Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners / Lowry and Jennifer Baldwin

The Bank of Central Florida

The Alston M. Barrow Family

Duncan and Jessica Belser

Chateau Cellars, LLC

Todd and Erin Farha

Ferman Motor Car Company

The Gonzmart Family

Gary and Margo Harrod

Hill Ward Henderson

The Honorable Pam Iorio and Mark S. Woodard

Sue and Bob Isbell

Becky and Neil Rauenhorst

Tampa Bay Rays & Tampa Bay Rowdies

Tampa Bay Trust Company

Tom Touchton

Triad Foundation, Inc.

Jaynie and Stan Whitcomb



Michael and June Annis

Maruchi Azorin, MBA and Dr. Rafael W. Blanco

The Bank of Tampa

Mike and Karen Blount



The First Bank

Ellery and Trace Linder

Christopher and Miriam Lykes & Family

John C. Mills, Jr.

John and Susan Mueller

Steve and Natalie Raney

Liz and Steve Reynolds

Rizzetta & Company

Sabal Trust

Barrie and Chuck Slonim

Paul and Dana Whiting

Pat Wolfe


Gala 2022


November 10
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lisa-Perry Richardson, Director of Advancement
(813) 675-8991


Tampa Bay History Center
801 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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