Established in 1989, the History Center collects and preserves the distinctive and authentic historical materials of the Tampa Bay Region and presents these treasures in exhibitions, programs and publications.
The Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The History Center features a Museum Store, the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), a map gallery, an event hall and the Columbia Cafe. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center’s hands-on, kid-friendly activities, together with cutting-edge interactive exhibits provide a unique educational experience.
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Video shoot at Tampa Bay History Center on the churches in Tampa's early history. Very insightful speaker Professor James Cavendish.
#OTD in 1922, WDAE Radio, owned by the Tampa Times, received the first license to broadcast in FL by the Federal Communications Commission.
#OTD in 1891, Tampa Phosphate Company began exporting phosphate, which was discovered by accident 10 years earlier by Capt. J. Francis LeBaron of the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
What a beautiful day for Train Day! Tampa Union Station was designed by J.F. Leitner and opened May 15, 1912. It has served railroad passengers through the Great Depression, both World Wars, and the current day Amtrak era.
We are enjoying the afternoon on the water with Pirate Water Taxi! There's a stop right by the History Center!
We have been at the gorgeous Henry Plant Museum and The University of Tampa for our staff retreat today. Thank you for the tour and valuable information about the goings on at the museum!
#LunchtimeLearning via Smithsonianmag.com http://ow.ly/PkM53005kum
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#OTD in 1832, The U.S. government signed the Treaty of Payne’s Landing with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
We were happy to have FOX 13's Charley Belcher covering the 5th Annual Repurposed Doodad Competition. The kids did fantastic in their interview!
#OTD in 1930, this picture was taken of a car ferry going across Old Tampa Bay from Sarasota to St. Petersburg.
#OTD in 1912, Tampa Union Station opened.
#OTD in 1943, The Floridan Hotel in downtown Tampa is purchased by a local syndicate.
Thank you Mike Suarez, Your Tampa City Councilman, District 1 for being the MC for the Doodad reception. Everyone still has a chance to see the incredible artwork until May 26th. Congratulations to all the winners!
#LunchtimeLearning via TBO.com
#OTD in 1963, The State of Florida enacted Resolution No. 1538 to officially set aside May 12 as ‘Mother’s Day’.
Good Day! Happy Monday to you. I'm visiting the Tampa Bay History Center to check out this year's installment of DooDads. This is the art exhibition done by Hillsborough County Public Schools students. Young artists are given a theme and ordinary items to work with, and they create wonderful works or art, while learning about reusing and recycling along the way. Tune in and I will show you some of their work.
#OTD in 1918, Tampa Dock Company yards launch World War I's first wooden ship, The Namoeki.
#OTD in 1885, Tampa’s Board of Trade is organized by its first president, John Perry Wall.
The History Center is celebrating #MothersDay with BOGO admission. Enjoy dining at the Columbia Restaurant Group Cafe after! http://ow.ly/d/4JnR
#OTD in 1965, Rolling stones play Clearwater, write “Satisfaction” riff.
Helllloooo beautiful weather!