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Tampa Bay History Center

Exhibits

Etched Feathers: A History of the Printed Bird
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street

Key West and the Florida Keys: Mapping the History of the Conch Republica
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street

Programs

Florida’s History in the 1920s
Wednesday, July 12th • 11:00 a.m.
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street

Bootleggers flooded Florida with illegal booze, flappers danced to jazz, and workers erected the first elaborate Art Deco buildings in Florida in the 1920s. At the same time, Mediterranean fruit flies attacked citrus groves and the state’s brutal convict-leasing program ensnared thousands. Join the Tampa Bay History Center's Brad Massey for a look at these happenings and others that catapulted Florida into the modern era in the 1920s.  

Exploring Tampa’s History Through Photographs
Friday, July 14th • 11:00 a.m.
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street

Join local photographer Chip Weiner to take a fascinating look over the last 100 years of Tampa's development, sites and scenes, and how they look today. Along with some hand-picked images from the Burgert Brothers, we are revealing several previously unseen photos from the 1960s through the early 2000s showing how Tampa continues to change.