Archives Awareness Week: July 15 - 21, 2018
About Archives Awareness Week:
Recognizing the need to document and preserve the development and unique heritage of Tampa and its government, the City of Tampa Archives was founded in 1987. Archives Awareness Week was established in 1992 by the City of Tampa Archives Advisory Committee. During this week, local archives come together to present their collections through exhibits and programs that convey the value of archives in the identification, preservation and conservation of historic records. Archives and Records is a division of the City Clerk's Office. Click on the link below to read our brochure for more detailed information.
Admission fees may be charged to view museum exhibits.
American Flags: The Stars & Stripes in American History & Culture, Presented by Bank of America
All programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted.
Get a head start on Archives Awareness Week with these programs at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library located at 1505 Nebraska Street.
Documentary Film: The Heights 50
Friday, July 06, 2018 • 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
The Documentary will reveal how the Belmont Heights Little League Baseball came into existence after the riots of the late 60’s. In addition, there will be a question and answer session with former Belmont
Heights players, coaches, parents, and administrators. A memorabilia display will be featured and hosted at the library.
Belmont Heights Little League 50 Year Celebration
Saturday, July 07, 2018 • 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
The Belmont Heights Little League marks its 50th anniversary this year by celebrating its storied past. A celebration of the trials and triumphs of this historic league and those who shared in the memories and benefits of it. Presented in partnership with the Belmont Heights Little League, Inc.
Digitize Your Family Photos
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
Bring your classic family studio portraits and learn how to digitize and preserve your precious memories. Photographs should be no larger than 9” x 11” for scanning. Please bring a USB drive to save your work.
Online Genealogy Resources
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 • 2:30 PM
Learn to use the library’s online genealogy databases.
Join local historians Fred Hearns and E.J. Salcines to learn more about Tampa’s history through its images. Fred Hearns will discuss the historical significance of The Birth of a Race, which was filmed in Tampa in 1918. Retired Judge E.J. Salcines will share the historic Tampa Photo Supply collection. A reception with refreshments will follow the program.
Join us for an exhibition curated by Charles McGraw Groh, UT Associate Professor of History. This panel exhibit traces the path that led dozens of young women from New York to Tampa and Cuba in 1898. Complimentary admission and light refreshments. Free parking available in front of the Museum alongside Plant Park and in the Thomas Parking garage on the corner of North Boulevard and North A Streets. Call or email to reserve your spot. (813) 254-1891, ext. 7303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join TBHC docents as they share stories of our much adored symbol, the American flag. The exhibit features more than 20 original flags, including an 1876 Grand Union Flag, a "Know Nothing" flag from 1849, a 14-star flag from 1791, a 27-star flag marking Florida's admission into the Union, as well as original photography and artwork, including Andy Warhol's iconic print "Moonwalk."
Museum Admission is Required for Entry.
Residences and places of business are an important part of family history. Discover how library documents like city directories, Sanborn maps, and photos can assist you in tracking land records, and learn how to find those records once you get to the county courthouse.
Meet local Tampa history book authors discussing and signing their books. Authors attending the event include Del Acosta, John Cinchett, Rex Gordon, Linda Hope, Rodney Kite-Powell, Helen Richards, Arthur Savage, and Michael Wigh. Admission is free at the History Center's Museum Store.