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Café con Tampa: Creating Tampa’s Black History Museum

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History

In Tampa’s Central Park neighborhood, a new museum is taking shape across from Perry Harvey Sr. Park on Central Avenue. Curators at the Tampa Bay History Center are set to reveal 500 years of local Black history. Supported by a unique partnership with the Tampa Housing Authority, this initiative aims to uncover powerful stories and foster a deep connection with the past.


The cost is $12, and breakfast is included. There are 35 free parking spaces at The Portico, with plenty of metered spaces around the building. In the spirit of urbanism, we encourage you to walk or ride using resources from the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Walk Bike Tampa, HART, and Coast Bike Share. No membership is required to join us.

Our new meeting place is The Portico, a beautiful venue with room to grow. As a social enterprise, it contributes to our community. For more information, visit their website at


July 12
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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The Portico
1001 N Florida Ave
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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The History Center provides a dramatic and historic backdrop for your wedding, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Give your wedding a unique Tampa flair your guests will remember for a lifetime.

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Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind Tampa experience for your next corporate event or convention party? Are you a meeting planner looking for a unique setting to host a board retreat or employee function? Located within walking distance of downtown hotels, the History Center is perfect for your next corporate event.

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