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Annual Gala

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tampa Bay History Center 2024 Gala

Experience an unforgettable evening at the Tampa Bay History Center’s Annual Gala on November 8, 2024, from 7-11 p.m., with Gala Chairs Duncan and Jessica Belser. As the exclusive fundraiser for our region’s Smithsonian Affiliate, this year’s theme, Ships and Saddles, celebrates our maritime and agricultural heritage. Your support ensures vital funding for our education programs.

Duncan and Jessica Belser
Duncan and Jessica Belser

“The Tampa Bay History Center is a world-class living museum that tells Tampa’s story — in many voices over hundreds of years — with media and experiences that are easy for visitors to appreciate and enjoy! We love how it makes our city shine,” says Duncan Belser.

Please take note: Paper tickets will not be issued, and attire is Black Tie, with Boots and Bolos optional. Click here to peruse images from our past galas and immerse yourself in the anticipation of this year’s special event.

Join us and make an impact.

Name recognition on event signage; $350 charitable donation. 

$150 charitable donation.

For individuals under the age of 40.

Discover opportunities for exclusive exposure and meaningful community engagement.

I cannot attend, but I would like to make a gift to the History Center to support the museum. Rest assured, your donation is 100% charitable.


November 8
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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Plan ahead.

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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