Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tampa Bay History Center Secures Fox News Channel as its Tenant for the Republican National Convention

Fox News has agreed to rent portions of the 60,000-square-foot History Center, which is located directly across the street from the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa’s Channelside District.

The network will broadcast live from the History Center during the four-day convention and the museum will be closed to the general public from Aug. 21st through Sept. 1st.

“This is a great opportunity for the History Center and a great way to highlight the history of our city and our region,” said C.J. Roberts, the Frank E. Duckwall President and CEO of the History Center.

The Republican National Convention is scheduled for Aug. 27-30.

A report in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times listed several of downtown Tampa's cultural attractions and their plans for the RNC. The Tampa Museum Art announced last month they would be hosting a party for Google, while the Straz Center for the Performing Arts will welcome The Daily Show With John Stewart.

The Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The LEED-certified History Center also 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

For more information, contact the Tampa Bay History Center at (813) 228-0097. or

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