Please join Mayor Bob Buckhorn
for the groundbreaking ceremony
Classic Federal Courthouse
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2p.m.
601 North Florida Avenue Tampa, Florida
Hop on the Jolley Trolley or put on your walking shoes for the second annual Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop on Thursday, March 7, 5-10 p.m., presented by the Ybor City Museum Society and Bright House. Enjoy food and beverages as you tour some of Ybor City’s beautiful historic buildings, each with its own architectural style and unique story. Join the fun by articipating in a scavenger hunt with prizes. The hop also includes an After Party in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park sponsored by Creative Loafing.
Start the hop either at Florida Business Interiors and Carne Chophouse at Centro Ybor or Stantec at 2205 N. 20th Street, both with convenient parking nearby. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Visit http://tinyurl.com/BuildingsAlive for hop details, or call 813.247.1434.
Buildings Alive! is presented in collaboration with participating buildings including Campo Engineering, DeCaroWillson, the Italian Club, Florida Business Interiors, Carne Chophouse, Stantec, Swope Rodante, USAmeriBank, Ybor Square, Ybor City Museum State Park and the 19th Street Casitas. Sponsors include Bright House Networks, Creative Loafing, USAmeriBank,
Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Florida State Parks, Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Chamber of Commerce and Centro Ybor.
“An incredible 956 buildings were deemed of historic significance in 1990, making Ybor City, Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District, the largest collection of cigar-related buildings in the world,” notes Elizabeth McCoy, YCMS Curator. “Each building has unique stories that are meant to be shared, along with their distinctive architectural styles” she continues.
“The Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop provides an opportunity to gain access to some of Ybor City’s most iconic buildings, once used as cigar factories, breweries, social clubs and mutual aid societies, an Italian bakery, a bank, and cigar workers’ homes,” comments Chantal Hevia, YCMS President. Tours and clues to the scavenger hunt will reveal “insider information”
about each building and how they are being preserved, restored and repurposed.
Advance tickets can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/
The Ybor City Museum Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is preserving, promoting and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City and supporting the Ybor City Museum State Park.
History comes alive during January 19-21 at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club when they featuring two hickory golf tournaments: one for amateurs, and one for professionals. Pre-1930s authentic era hickory shafted clubs and balls are provided. Period attire is suggested. Golf enthusiasts are encouraged to attend to watch professional golfers compete at the historic golf course the way it was meant to be played with hickory equipment. Mike Stevens, two-time National Hickory Champion will be playing. Past fields have included notable names such as David Frost and Leroux Ferreira. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society.
The historic Temple Terrace golf course, designed by renowned course architect Tom Bendelow, remains true to its original design. Play with authentic era clubs and balls, and enjoy the course as played in the 1920s.
• 4 person scramble open to all golfers
• $125 per individual player, $450 for a foursome entry fee
• 1920s period attire encouraged such as par 4 golf caps, knickers, vests, and neckties/bowties for men and long skirts for women.
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
200 Inverness Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
The tournaments are sponsored by the Temple Terrace Preservation Society and the Florida Hickory Golfers. The Hickory Hacker is the primary annual fundraising event for the non-profit Temple Terrace Preservation Society and
proceeds from both tournaments will support ongoing projects and initiatives, as well as support the Florida Hickory Golfers. Current initiatives include heritage tourism projects such as the reconstruction of the Temple Terrace Bat Tower, developing a historical museum and a historic boat tour. These initiatives are designed to promote and celebrate the historic roots and culture of Temple Terrace. Tournament sponsorship packages are available. A portion of the
The Hickory Hacker Golf Tournament is open to all amateurs. There are no qualifying requirements, just a desire to experience hickory golf.
For more information: http://www.usprohickory.com/
Images from the November 9th, 2012 Cemetery Preservation Workshop co-sponsored by Tampa Preservation, Inc., the City of Tampa and Florida Public Archaeology Network at Oaklawn Cemetery.
The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is offering a truly unique Harvest of History Tour at the historic Hope Hill homestead in Brooksville, FL on Saturday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m.
In 1835 William E. Hope and his family came from Liberty County, Georgia to settle the fertile soil of West Central Florida. They settled in what was known as Chocochatti, a former Seminole Indian settlement. They lived atop this hill until the homestead mysteriously burned down in the 1890s. The Hope Homestead site was excavated by a USF archeological team in 2004-2005 and unearthed many clues to its past.
A Seminole re-enactor will also be on site to tell his rich story of the Seminole Nation. The Miesch Family, the current owners of the property, will generously open their private museum. You will dine on Bison burgers and fresh roasted corn on the cob. You can view an arrow head display, observe flint knapping, as well as speak to individuals directly involved with the excavation. Get in touch with your inner archeologist and attend the Harvest of History.
The tour costs $20. Reservations are required.
Tampa Preservation, Inc. is pleased to be co-hosting a workshop with the City of Tampa and Florida Public Archaeology Network on Preserving Historic Cemeteries and Human Burial Sites. The workshop will take place on November 9th, 2012 at the Metro 510 Life Center, 510 E. Harrison Street, Tampa from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Registration costs $15. For information, please contact Becky at email@example.com or (813) 396-2325.