Monday, February 7, 2011

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with $5 admission to the Tampa Bay History Center

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday with $5 dollar admission to the History Center from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12th.

In addition to reduced admission, the Confederate militia of Fort Brooke will re-appear on the banks of Hillsborough Bay when local re-enactors set up camp in Cotanchobee Park, just steps away from the History Center entrance.

This family-friendly day of activities includes Confederate and Union drill demonstrations, children's activities and historical reenactors throughout the exhibit galleries.

Our latest exhibition, Blue and Gray in Tampa Bay: The Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast, features Civil War-era maps, weaponry, photographs and reproduction uniforms, located in the Wayne Thomas Gallery. Learn how the War Between the States affected Secessionists, Unionists, slaves and women in the Tampa Bay area. In addition, the History Center is featuring the traveling exhibit Florida in the Civil War, on loan from the Orange County Regional History Center.

The $5.00 admission rate cannot be combined with other discounts or offers and is good for admission on February 12, 2011 only.

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