All Events

JUL 9

 

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, July 9  |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people, social life, and work culture.

 

JUL 12

Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities – The History of Tampa’s Ports

Tuesday, July 12  |  2 – 2:30 p.m.
Explore the history of Tampa’s ports and how the industry evolved from Tampa Harbor to the Port Tampa Bay.

JUL 13

Archives Awareness Week

Saving Your Family Treasures

Wednesday, July 13  |  Noon – 1 p.m.
Join Smithsonian experts to learn how to protect and preserve your family heirlooms and archives in case of a disaster.

JUL 14

Archives Awareness Week – A Century of SOHO – Stories and Archives on Howard Avenue

Thursday, July 14  |  11 a.m. – Noon
Explore archives from The Tampa Tribune, the Burgert Brothers Collections, and the Touchton Map Library to learn about the history along Howard Avenue.

JUL 15

 

Archives Awareness Week – Ybor City Walking Tour

Friday, July 15  |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people, social life, and work culture.

 

JUL 16

 

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, July 16 |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Tampa’s compelling history as you stroll past City Hall, Sacred Heart Church, the Floridan Palace Hotel, and even Tampa’s oldest bar, The Hub, on this guided trek!

 

JUL 21

 

Book Group Summer Reading Review

Thursday, July 21|  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Join a lively discussion led by Colette Bancroft, Books Critic for the Tampa Bay Times. 

 

JUL 23

 

Living History Saturdays

Saturday, July 23  |  NOON – 3 p.m.
Find out how baseball played a significant role in shaping the Tampa Bay community and integrating our region’s wide range of cultures and heritage

 

JUL 30

Central Avenue East Walking Tour

Saturday, July 30 |  10 a.m. 
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

AUG 6

 

Madame Fortune Taylor Walking Tour

Saturday, Aug. 6  |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
This walking tour will take you through the homestead of Madame Taylor, the namesake of downtown Tampa’s Fortune Street, and the newly renamed Fortune Taylor Bridge.

 

AUG 13

 

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Aug. 13  |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people, social life, and work culture.

 

AUG 20

 

Teacher Appreciation Day

Saturday, Aug. 20  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Join us for a captivating Saturday for all the educators we serve.

AUG 20

 

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Aug. 20 |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Tampa’s compelling history as you stroll past City Hall, Sacred Heart Church, the Floridan Palace Hotel, and even Tampa’s oldest bar, The Hub, on this guided trek!

 

AUG 27

 

Living History Saturdays

Saturday, Aug. 27  |  NOON – 3 p.m.
Join us for a discussion that looks back at the chronology of some of Tampa Bay’s oldest places and objects and their significance throughout our region’s history.

 

AUG 27

Central Avenue East Walking Tour

Saturday, Aug. 27  |  10 a.m. 
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

SEPT 7

 

Florida Conversations – The Life of Blanche Armwood

Wednesday, Sept. 7  |  6:30 – 8 p.m.
Learn about the legacy of Blanche Armwood.

 

SEPT 10

 

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Sept. 10  |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people, social life, and work culture.

 

SEPT 10

 

Girl Scout Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 10  |  10 a.m. – Noon
It’s time to celebrate our community! Learn about important Florida symbols uncovering some of Tampa’s most iconic landmarks. 

 

SEPT 17

 

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Sept. 17  |  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Tampa’s compelling history as you stroll past City Hall, Sacred Heart Church, the Floridan Palace Hotel, and even Tampa’s oldest bar, The Hub, on this guided trek!

 

SEPT 21

OLLI Course: A History of Florida from 1821-1865

Wednesday, Sept. 21  |  10 a.m.
Tampa’s early growth occurred on the east side of the Hillsborough River, with only a few settlers venturing across to the other side.

SEPT 21 

 

Nature Walk at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

Wednesday, Sept. 21  |  10 a.m. – Noon
Take a leisurely walk through the grounds and trails of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site with Jim Davis …

SEPT 24

 

Living History Saturdays

Saturday, Sept. 24  |  NOON – 3 p.m.
Hear the immigration stories of Cubans told through newspapers printed by the Cuban communities.

 

SEPT 24

Central Avenue East Walking Tour

Saturday, Sept. 24  |  10 a.m. 
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

OCT 19

 

Nature Walk at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

Wednesday, Oct. 19  |  10 a.m. – Noon
Take a leisurely walk through the grounds and trails of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site with Jim Davis …

NOV 16

 

Nature Walk at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

Wednesday, Nov. 16  |  10 a.m. – Noon
Take a leisurely walk through the grounds and trails of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site with Jim Davis …

DEC 7

 

Nature Walk at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

Wednesday, Dec. 7  |  10 a.m. – Noon
Take a leisurely walk through the grounds and trails of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site with Jim Davis …