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Tampa Historical Society

Tampa Historical Society identifies as the oldest historical society in Tampa.


Long Lost Fort Brooke: Tampa Cannon Battery Remembered

Sunday, July 11th - 11:00 a.m.
Tampa Historical Society - Peter O. Knight House
245 South Hyde Park Avenue

Join Tampa Historical Society for a historical reenactment of the capture of Fort Brooke by Federal troops during the Civil War in 1864. The story of the cannons and their subsequent capture, battle damage and removal will be led by local historian and Rough Riders founder, former Tampa City Councilman Charles Spicola, with John Werner and Steve Hall. A 6 pound shot size cannon will be on display, and light refreshments will be served.

Iconography and Symbolism in Funerary Art, Searching For Meaning in Cemeteries.

Monday, July 12th - 2:00 p.m.
City of Tampa -  Tampa River Center at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
402 West Laurel Street                                                                                       

Have you ever wondered about the different symbols etched on gravestones? Join Cat Thompson of Tampa Historical Society for a program exploring cemetery symbolism based on Oaklawn Cemetery in Tampa and The Old Burying Ground in Halifax, Nova Scotia.