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Book Group: “Swamp Story: A Novel” by Dave Barry

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL, United States

Jesse Braddock is trapped in a tiny cabin deep in the Everglades with her infant daughter and her ex-boyfriend, a wannabe reality TV star who turned out to be a lot prettier on the outside than on the inside. Broke and desperate for a way out, Jesse stumbles across a long-lost treasure, which could solve 

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Event Series OLLI-USF: Florida’s Land Boom

OLLI-USF: Florida’s Land Boom

Tampa grew a lot in the early 1900s – its neighborhoods, homes, and hotels. Historian Rodney Kite-Powell will share these changes using artifacts and maps from that era. History Center docents Carl Zielonka and Garry Moore will add to this by highlighting new Bungalow-style homes and grand hotels, such as the Don Cesar, Vinoy, Fenway, 

$30

Book Group: “Good Day Sunshine State” by Bob Kealing

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL, United States

In 1964, Beatlemania flooded the United States. The Beatles appeared live on the Ed Sullivan Show and embarked on their first tour of North America—and they spent more time in Florida than anywhere else. Good Day Sunshine State dives into this momentous time and place, exploring the band's seismic influence on the people and culture of 

FREE
Event Series OLLI-USF: Florida’s Land Boom

OLLI-USF: Florida’s Land Boom

Tampa grew a lot in the early 1900s – its neighborhoods, homes, and hotels. Historian Rodney Kite-Powell will share these changes using artifacts and maps from that era. History Center docents Carl Zielonka and Garry Moore will add to this by highlighting new Bungalow-style homes and grand hotels, such as the Don Cesar, Vinoy, Fenway, 

$30

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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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