Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shhh…Spy School is in Session

Admit it – you always wanted to be a spy. Find out if you have what it takes to make it as a secret agent when the History Center convenes Spy School on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adult spies along with Junior Spies-in-Training will go under cover and explore the covert world of intelligence-gathering, with information straight from the source. Real agents and experts will lead exercises in information gathering, surveillance, disguise, and more.

As part of the day-long class, you’ll get one last peek at Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America with a special guided tour with History Center curator Rodney Kite-Powell before it closes on June 24.

Don’t miss your final opportunity to learn about code breaking, counterintelligence and the history of
spy-craft from experienced intelligence professionals.

Spy School is open to ages 12 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is $30. Members of the History Center receive a $5 discount. One adult per minor is free of charge. Pre-registration is required for this program.
For more information, contact Assistant Curator of Education, Jennifer Tyson, at (813) 675-8960 or

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Tampa Bay History Center to Host Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Join us for a very special workshop entitled The Shape of Poetry, conducted by Peter Meinke, Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg, on Thursday, May 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meinke, whose award-winning poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic and The New Yorker, will offer tips on how to better understand and write poetry. Come expand your poetry prowess with one of the Tampa Bay region's experts.
This session of Book Group is limited to 15 participants and is $20 to attend. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, or to register, call (813) 228-0097.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day at the Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center will celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for moms with one paid admission on Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. To commemorate the day, the History Center will offer arts and crafts for kids in the Lykes Atrium and a 15% discount in the Museum Store on select items.

Moms and families are encouraged to visit the museum and dine at the waterfront Columbia Cafe located inside the History Center. The Cafe features both indoor and outdoor seating.


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