All Events

FEB 1 – MAR 15

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site Field Trips

FREE – Take your next field trip to Chinsegut Hill Historic Site, where students enjoy a 90-minute interactive and informative experience that supports state standards and enhance state and local history education.

FEB 2

Sangría and Stories: Tampa’s NFL History

Thursday, Feb. 2  |  5:30 p.m. 
Did you know the University of Tampa’s football team paved the way for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

FEB 4

Central Avenue West Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb. 4 |  10 a.m.
Journey through what was once known as Tampa’s “Black Wall Street,” where Black businesses thrived for decades. Advance tickets are required.

FEB 8

Our History in Black & White

Wednesday, Feb. 8 |  10:30 a.m. – Noon
This discussion covers Tampa’s black history as Fred Hearns, TBHC Curator of Black History, leads guests through the Robert W. Saunders Public Library and African American Research Library.

FEB 11

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site: Archaeology Lecture Series

Saturday, Feb. 11  |  11 a.m. – noon 
Join archaeologist Gary Ellis for an overview of the site and how archaeology has been used to verify the historical record at Chinsegut Hill.

FEB 11

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb. 11  |  10 a.m. 
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people.

FEB 15

Chinsegut Hill Nature Walks

Wednesday, Feb. 15 |  10 a.m.
Embark on a nature walk through the grounds and trails of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site with Jim Davis, Director of the University of Florida’s IFAS Multi-County Extension.

FEB 15

Florida Conversations: Voices of Carver City/Lincoln Gardens

Wednesday, Feb. 15 |  6:30 p.m.
Join Lisa Armstrong, Ph.D. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as she shares ethnographic insights from a historically Black community in Tampa, Fla.

FEB 16

Book Group

Thursday, Feb. 16 |  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
“The Nine Lives of Florida’s Famous Key Marco Cat” by Austin Bell

FEB 18

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb. 18  |  10 a.m. 
Stroll the brick streets of downtown Tampa and learn about its compelling history.

FEB 24

Black History Month Reception

Friday, Feb. 24 | 5:30 p.m.
Join us for the Black History Month Reception after a month of special programming.

FEB 25

Living History Saturday: The History of Rogers Park

Saturday, Feb. 25
Noon to 3 p.m. (30-minute presentations)

Lionel Ballard shares the history of Rogers Park Golf Course from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25. This program is included with gallery admission.

FEB 25

Central Avenue Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb. 25  |  10 a.m. 
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

MAR 1

The Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame

Saturday, March 1
This exhibit in the Annis Gallery (3rd floor balcony) will feature women from the Hall of Fame’s thirteen years and highlight the 2023 honorees.

MAR 4

Etched Feathers: A History of the Printed Bird

Saturday, March 4
Etched Feathers examines the works, and artistic processes, of John Costin and other bird artists and devotees, whose creations capture the essence of winged beauty.

MAR 11

Ybor City Walking Tour

Saturday, March 11  |  10 a.m. 
Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people.

MAR 11

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site: Archaeology Lecture Series

Saturday, March 11 |  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Plantation Archaeology: Methods, Techniques, and Interpretation

MAR 18

Downtown Tampa Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb. 18  |  10 a.m. 
Stroll the brick streets of downtown Tampa and learn about its compelling history.

MAR 16

Book Group

Thursday, March 16 |  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
“Dreams in a New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point” by Gary Mormino

MAR 22

Chinsegut Hill Nature Walks

Wednesday, March 22 |  10 a.m.
Embark on a nature walk through the grounds and trails of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site with Jim Davis, Director of the University of Florida’s IFAS Multi-County Extension

MAR 22

Etched Feathers: A History of the Printed Bird.
Members-only Reception

Wednesday, March 22 |  6 p.m.
Brad Massey, Ph.D., Saunders Foundation Curator of Public History, shares what he discovered as he researched the artwork of John Costin.

MAR 25

Central Avenue Walking Tour

Saturday, March 25  |  10 a.m. 
Tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district.

MAR 25

Living History Saturday: Richmond’s Gold Comes to Florida

Saturday, March 25
Noon – 3 p.m. (30-minute presentations)

Award-winning author and fifth-generation Floridian Erwin Wunderlich will discuss how a Confederate treasure of gold coins secretly made its way to Florida in 1865.

MAR 25

Florida Conversations: Lost Voices From St. Augustine’s Parish Archive, 1594-1851

Saturday, March 25 |  2 p.m.
Visit Weedon Island Preserve and join Dr. Michael Francis at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.

APR 8

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site: Archaeology Lecture Series

Saturday, April 8 |  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
How Artifacts Tell the Story of Plantation Life

APR 15

Key West and the Florida Keys

Saturday, April 15 a.m.
Historical and modern maps and charts chronicle that past–see them at the Tampa Bay History Center’s latest exhibit, Key West and the Florida Keys