Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Events at the Tampa Bay History Center

May 9th       Mother’s Day Celebration
Mom gets in free with one paid admission (one mom per one paid admission). Plus, kids can enjoy arts and crafts in the Atrium and a 15% discount in the Museum Store. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

May 14th      Living History
An exhibition by Alberto de Lama featuring more than 60 paintings depicting the eclectic architecture, places, people and events that make up the vibrant and varied Tampa community. Located in the Third Floor Gallery. Free with admission.

May 15th     A Little History
The History Center continues its preschoolers’ program, A Little History, on Saturday, May 15th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. with Get a Clue! Museum Mysteries. Open to children ages 3 to 5 with an adult companion. $10.00 per child and $6.00 per adult. One adult must accompany every two children. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Check our website for details.

May 20th     Book Group
The History Center Book Group leads an informal discussion on Mama Rides Shotgun by Deborah Sharp. The Book Group meets from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

May 20th     History Center Members-only Event
Art of the Cuban features Columbia Cafe Executive Chef Scott Dixon and Andrew Huse, author of The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Cuisine and People, will review the history of Tampa’s signature sandwich and allow participants a chance to build their own Cuban. Open to TBHC members only.

May 22nd      Morning at the Museum
Get a Clue! Museum Mysteries: Bring the family for a before-hours exploration of the History Center. Delve into Tampa’s history through games, crafts and other hands-on activities. Program includes breakfast. Designed for children ages 5 - 12 with adult. 9:00 – 10:30 am. Members - $8/child + $12/adult; Non-members - $10/child + $14/adult. Pre-registration is required. Check our website for more information.

May 22nd      Book Release Reception
Mark Carlos McGinty will sign copies of his new book The Cigar Maker from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Museum Store.

May 23rd     Florida Conversations
The 2009-2010 season of Florida Conversations continues with Deborah Sharp, author of the Florida-set Mace Bauer mystery series. Sharp will discuss her latest book, Mama Rides Shotgun. Sharp’s Florida mysteries are funny, with a soft Southern edge: Think Carl Hiaasen on estrogen. Sharp has been featured on NPR and NBC’s Today Show. 3:00 p.m. Free.

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