City of Tampa to Celebrate Archives Awareness Week - Week to mark Tampa's 127th Birthday

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The City of Tampa will celebrate Archives Awareness Week with exhibits and programs taking place at local archives throughout the week of July 13, 2014 - 19, 2014. These programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Archives Awareness Week was established in 1992 by the City of Tampa Archives Advisory Committee. During this week, local archivists and history enthusiasts 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.

Beginning this year, Archives Awareness Week will be held during the second week of July to coincide with the City of Tampa's birthday on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

For more information on the City of Tampa's Archives Awareness Week or about various exhibits or programs, please visit

Key Exhibits and Programs
  • Exhibits will be held all week long at the Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Museum of Art, John F. Germany Public Library, Tampa Housing Authority and also in the Mascotte Room of City Hall.
  • On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., when Tampa Historical Society will host A Day with the Knights, an open house and Victorian tea held at the historic Peter O. Knight House.
  • On Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., the City of Tampa will present a look at Tampa’s history with the Honorable E.J. Salcines, District Court of Appeal Judge (Retired), Bryan Weinstein from Tampa Changing, and local author Jeffrey Hough.
  • On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the City of Tampa's birthday, at 8:30 p.m., the Henry B. Plant Museum will host a breakfast with authentic food items from the Tampa Bay Hotel menu and a behind the scenes tour.
  • On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library will hold a class on personal digital archiving.
  • On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 1p.m., librarians at the University of South Florida's Special Collections will highlight some of their most unique items and provide a tour of their archives.
  • On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9 a.m. in downtown Tampa, Fred Hearns will lead a historic walking tour. The tour will meet at Tampa Theatre, and please note that there is a fee of $10 per person.
  • On Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library will offer a class finding digitized genealogical records online.
  • On Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11 a.m., to close Archives Awareness Week, the Ybor City Museum State Park will host a reception featuring performers and refreshments for their new exhibit, The Immigrant Community in Ybor City. Admission to this event and the exhibit is $10 per person