All Events

MAY 25

Tampa Multicultural Café

Wednesday, May 25  |  5–6:30 AM
Step into the Multiculture Café and experience Jewish Heritage.

MAY 28

Central Avenue East Walking Tour

Saturday, May 28  |  10 AM
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

MAY 28

Living History Saturday: Restoring Tampa’s Heroes

Saturday, May 28  |  Noon – 3 PM
Join Andrew Lumish, best known as “The Good Cemeterian,” to discuss how his cemetery restoration work helps to tell the stories of Tampa’s heroes throughout history.

JUN 11

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, June 11  |  10 AM
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people, social life and work culture.

JUN 15

History in 60: Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away

Wednesday, June 15  |  Noon
Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles recounts the first-person stories of people who witnessed the arrival of 600,000 Cuban refugees who came to the U.S. between 1959 and 1973.

JUN 16

Book Group – “The State You’re In” by Craig Pittman

Thursday, June 16  |  10:30 AM
With a folksy style, an eye for the absurd, and a passion for the history and environment of his home state, Pittman describes some of Florida’s oddest wildlife as well as its quirkiest people.

JUN 18

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, June 18​  |  10 AM
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!

JUN 23

Duckwall Lecture:
Dreams in the New Century

Thursday, June 23  |  6:30 PM
Join eminent historian and author Gary Mormino, Ph.D., as he discusses early twenty-first-century Florida.

JUN 25

Central Avenue East Walking Tour

Saturday, June 25  |  10 AM
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

JUN 25

Living History Saturday:
An Afternoon With Frederick Douglas

Saturday, June 25  |  Noon – 3 PM
Join Donald L. Dowridge Jr. as he portrays the famous social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglas.

JUN 29
JUL 6 & 13

OLLI Course: Crossing the Hillsborough River Gave Rise to South Tampa’s Early Growth

Wednesdays, June 29, July  6 & 13  |  10 AM
Tampa’s early growth occurred on the east side of the Hillsborough River, with only a few settlers venturing across to the other side.