Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Florida Wildlife Corridor Team member heads to History Center

Carlton Ward Photography
The History Center welcomes Florida Wildlife Corridor team member and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt for a free lecture and book signing on Wednesday, May 1 from 5:30 - 7pm.

Dimmitt will share her perspective as the project coordinator for the recently-completed Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, and as the only female member of the team that trekked 1,000 miles in 100 days to raise awareness for protecting Florida's natural wildlife corridors.
Dimmitt, who holds a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment, currently serves as the executive director of LINC, whose mission is to celebrate and protect Florida's natural and cultural heritage through art.
Her talk at the History Center is free and open to the public and includes a book signing from 5:30 to 6:30 with fellow Wildlife Corridor team member Carlton Ward Jr. For more information, call (813) 228-0097.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Get ready for ‘The Great Caper’

The History Center invites you to grab your smartphone, camera, and our clues, and trek through Tampa’s urban treasures during “The Great Caper: Photo Safari!” on Sat. April 20.
The Caper begins with a mini photography lesson by a pro from the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts followed by a photo scavenger hunt through the History Center’s galleries, which include two photo-themed exhibits: Florida Wildlife Corridor: The Photographs of Carlton Ward Jr., and The Big Picture: A Selection of Cirkut Photographs from the Burgert Brothers Collection.

After exploring the History Center, set your own pace as you hop on and off the TECO Streetcar Line in search of landmarks and historic treasures. Along the way, you’ll uncover clues, test your knowledge of Tampa trivia, and photograph historic sites in Ybor City and downtown. Upload your pics to win an Instagram challenge, and return to the History Center for prizes, kids crafts, and other activities.

The Great Caper: Photo Safari! takes place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. $12 per child; $18 per adult includes streetcar fare and History Center admission for the day. TBHC members receive a $3 discount for adults and a $2 discount for children. Pre-registration is recommended.
The Great Caper is sponsored by the TECO Streetcar Line, Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

For more information, visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.org/caper or, contact Assistant Curator of Education, Jennifer Tyson via email at jtyson@tampabayhistorycenter.org or call (813) 675-8960.


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