Mystery & History: Tampa Style

WEDU presents a special event featuring Gwendolyn Wright and Tukufu Zuberi, two of the detectives from the popular PBS series, History Detectives.  During the event, the hosts will uncover fascinating stories from the hits series, discuss a few special finds from the Tampa Bay area and field questions from the audience.  This special evening includes food, beverage and entertainment.  It is being held at the Tampa Bay History Center on Thursday, June 17th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.  Tickets are $50 per person or for $65 per person, you can attend a special meet and greet session with the detectives at 5:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to the WEDU website.

Also check out this list of Top 10 Historical Facts About the Tampa Bay Area posted on the WEDU site.

Port Tampa Display at the Tampa Bay History Center

The City of Port Tampa Civic Association has installed a display at the Tampa Bay History Center Community Case. This wonderful little port community located just west of The MacDill Air Force Base was first settled in the late 1800’s when Henry Plant extended his railroad line southwest from Tampa. Chartered as an independent City in 1893, Port Tampa was annexed by the City of Tampa in 1961. The display contains a few rare artifacts, photos and postcards, and a little history of the areaThe display will only be in until the last week in February.