Enjoy a glass of signature sangria before a gallery talk with Dr. Brad Massey about the growth of Florida on a tour of our new exhibits.
In spite of being enslaved, Black people in Tampa formed a church in 1863–Mt. Sinai African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church–located in the Scrub. In the following decades, other Black congregations grew along Tampa's Central Avenue, Tampa Heights, and Bealsville, Fla. By 1899, freed men and women had organized more than 40 churches in the Tampa …
This month, Ross Lamoreaux, the site manager of Chinsegut Hill Historic Site, will be delivering a presentation on "The Civilian Conservation Corps." We will discuss the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and its impact on our nation and the Chinsegut Hill property. The program aims to provide insights into the CCC's role during …
Many Floridians are unaware of their state's deep Spanish roots. Author Dr. Kevin Kokomoor will discuss important Spanish legacies unique to the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in TECO Hall at the History Center. Learn how Spanish seafarers interacted with the region and how shipwrecks impacted the west coast of Florida …
Authors Cheryl Bartlam du Bois and Debra Ann Pawlak will focus on the early years of the American Revolution. With pirates soon invading Tampa Bay, learn about the democratic governance of pirate ships and how privateers were instrumental in winning independence for the U.S. Also, discover how Florida stayed loyal to British rule during the …
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.
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Child (0-6): Free
**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.
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