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Tampa Bay History Center

Exhibits

Cuban Pathways
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street

Immigration and Ybor City 1886-1930
Ybor City Museum State Park • 1818 East 9th Avenue

Kitschy Cartography: Illustrated and Pictorial Maps of Florida
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street

 

Programs

Smithsonian Institute’s Save Your Family Treasures
Wednesday, July 13th • 12:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay History Center • Virtual 
 
The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative is proud to celebrate Archives Awareness Week with a free virtual demonstration on Saving Your Family Treasures. Join Smithsonian experts to learn about how to protect and preserve your family heirlooms and archives in case of a disaster. During the demonstration, preservation experts from the Smithsonian Institution will demonstrate how to handle, dry, and clean damaged family heirlooms using materials accessible at local hardware or convenience stores and will share tips on personal safety, setting priorities, options for treatment, and how to prepare for a disaster.  Registration: tampabayhistorycenter.org/events

A Century of SOHO: Stories and Archives on Howard Avenue
Thursday, July 14th • 11:00 a.m.
Tampa Bay History Center • 801 Water Street • TECO Learning Center

Howard Avenue was originally the dividing line between the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County and has been home to a vibrant commercial district for over a century. From culinary icons like Bern’s, the Old Meeting House, and Alessi’s to nightlife joints like Tiny Tap and the Chatterbox, SOHO has long been a hot spot for Tampeños. Come explore archives from The Tampa Tribune, the Burgert Brothers Collection, and the Touchton Map Library to learn about over a hundred years of history along Howard Avenue.  Presented by Dr. Cameron Hunt McNabb, a fourth-generation Tampa native, who was a long-time resident on South Howard. She is an Associate Professor of Humanities at Southeastern University.

Ybor City Walking Tour 
Friday, July 14th • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Tampa Bay History Center • Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba

Tour Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about early Ybor City people, social life and work culture. Stroll past mutual aid societies, the Ybor Cigar Factory and other key landmarks. Join the tour at the Cuban Club to hear the stories behind one of Florida’s oldest immigrant communities. Register online: https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/tampa-history-walking-tours/