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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 

FREE

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 

FREE

Book Group: “The Apartment” by Ana Menéndez

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

The Helena is an art deco apartment building that has witnessed the changing face of South Miami Beach for seventy years, observing the lives housed within. Among those who have 

FREE

Book Group: “Through the Groves: A Memoir” by Anne Hull

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

Anne Hull grew up in rural Central Florida, barefoot half the time and running through the orange groves her father’s family had worked for generations. The ground trembled from the 

FREE

Book Group: “The Reformatory: A Novel” by Tananarive Due

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

Twelve-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr., is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory, for kicking the son of the largest landowner in town in defense of his older sister, Gloria. So begins Robbie’s journey further into the terrors of the Jim Crow South and the very real horror of the school 

FREE

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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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