Preservation Roundtable – December 2013

The Preservation Roundtable will meet as usual TOMORROW, December 4th at 9:00 AM at the TPI /Ybor City Museum Society Offices. Please join us to discuss the preservation of Tampa’s irreplaceable historic resources.

Preservation Roundtable – November 2013

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, November 6th at 9:00 AM in the conference room of the TPI/Ybor Museum Society office – 2009 N. Angel Oliva Sr. St. (18th Street N) – corner of Palm Avenue and 18th Street. All preservation-minded residents are welcome to attend. No RSVP required.

St. Pete’s Kenwood Neighborhood BungalowFest

BungalowFest poster2013-150x307Preparations for Historic Kenwood’s 15th Annual BungalowFest are in the final stages. Once again in keeping with the theme of Art and Architecture, HKNA will be combining its home tour with creative performances throughout the day. And to kick it all off, HKNA is planning an evening celebration featuring a Moonlight Tour and Evening Bash including food, libation and live entertainment.

BungalowFest 2013 features many significant events. On Friday, November 1, it will kick off with an enchanted Moonlight Tour and Evening Bash from 7 pm to 11 pm.  On Saturday, November 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm, the traditional home tour takes place with pantomimes throughout the day. Thirteen homes are on tour. Four homes are on display during the Moonlight Tour Friday night starting 127-23rd. St. N.. Nine homes are featured during the Day Tour on Saturday starting at 2900-3rd. Ave N.   All homes are located south of 5th Avenue N.

On top of all of this, HKNA will debut a documentary featuring an oral history on Kenwood and it will be featuring all of the entries from Kenwood’s First Salvage Dawgs Art Contest. 

Tickets may be purchased in advance at and at Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Pete.  Advanced purchased home tour tickets, including admission to all performances, are $15 per person.  On the day of the event they will be $20.  Tickets for the Moonlight Tour and Evening Bash are $40 per person.

VM Ybor Neighborhood 5th Annual Historic Home Tour

Image courtesy Preservation Resource, Inc.
Image courtesy Preservation Resource, Inc.

Mark your calendars!  The 5th Annual VM Ybor Home Tour will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 12noon – 4pm. This “not so typical” home tour features the eclectic, diverse and historic V.M. Ybor community.  The tour features 8 beautiful residences and will be sure to please local Tampa locals, historians, and visitors alike.  While many homes have been restored or remodeled, they all still contain original elements that characterize our unique community.   Advanced Tickets are NOW available online (a $2 savings / ticket). Buy tickets at:

OLLI Course: MacDill Air Force Base at the Tampa Bay History Center

Home to two of our nation’s most important unified commands, SOCOM & CENTCOM, MacDill Air Force Base has played an important role in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Learn about MacDill’s history, mission and activities, as well and its economic and geopolitical influences. $30 (3 sessions)

When:  Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Tampa Bay History Center Classroom
Cost:    $30 (3 sessions)
Register: Contact USF-0LLI at 813-974-2403 or

Sangria & Stories: Treasured Maps at the Tampa Bay History Center

Sip some sangria and participate in a lively gallery discussion with Tom Touchton, a map collector and Tampa Bay History Center founding board chairman. More than 100 of Mr. Touchton’s maps are on display in Charting the Land of Flowers, our one-of-a-kind exhibition of Florida maps. Touchton will share stories about his personal favorites during this up-close gallery talk.

 $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Fee includes one glass of sangria and free garage parking. Seating is limited to 25; reservations are required. Call (813) 228-0097 to register or see for more info.