Tuesday, July 28, 2009

August School Supply Drive Will Benefit Voices For Children

For the entire month of August, the Tampa Bay History Center is offering one free admission with a donation of ten dollars worth of school supplies. Donations will be accepted upon admission to the museum galleries.

All school supplies collected will be donated to Voices for Children, which supports Guardian ad Litem (GAL) of Tampa Bay. The GAL program provides advocacy for abused or neglected children in the Hillsborough County Dependency Court system. Voices for Children is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide both volunteer guardians and financial means necessary for GAL to continue this vital service to children.

School supplies collected at the History Center will be sent to the local GAL office for distribution to volunteer guardians and the children they represent.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Book Club

The Tampa Bay History Center book club is excited to welcome St. Petersburg Times book editor Colett Bancroft to kick off our summer reading schedule.

This Thursday (7/23) at 10:30 a.m., Bancroft will join the book club for a review of some fun summer fiction, a collection of crime novels set right here in Tampa Bay.

Our summer reading list includes Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey, Sacred by Dennis Lehane, Sucker Bet by James Swain and Tampa Burn by Randy Wayne White.

The book club is free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

History Center Welcomes Florida Genealogical Society

The Florida Genealogical Society is meeting at the History Center this Saturday in the new Witt Research Center. The meeting is free and open to the public and is a great chance to learn about the resources available to you at the History Center. For more on the FGS, click here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday Fun

Our first Monday Fun Day was a big success. Be sure to mark your calendar for our next Fun Day on July 20th when we'll travel back in time to find out what daily life was like for Florida pioneer families in the late 1800s. For more information on ucoming Monday Fun Days and themes, be sure to check our website.


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