MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Mayor Buckhorn to Unveil the Next 6 Historical Monuments for the Historical Monument Trail at the Riverwalk - Program Recognizes Significant Persons and Events in Tampa?s History

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk, will unveil the second group of Tampa's greats who are to be memorialized along the new Historical Monument Trail that will wind around Tampa’s Riverwalk. Serving as an educational tool to residents and visitors alike, the trail, created in 2012, will use busts, statues, and monuments to represent significant events and noteworthy people that have shaped the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County.

Ultimately, more than 30 honored historical persons and numerous historical informational monuments will spread across the length of the Riverwalk, and the public will be encouraged to nominate significant events and persons for consideration.


Speakers will include Mayor Buckhorn, Friends of the Riverwalk representatives and Historical Monuments Trail selection committee members. Jack Harris will M.C.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
11 a.m.


Tampa Bay Convention Center, waterside on the Riverwalk
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Media Contact:

Steven A. Anderson

About the Tampa Riverwalk

The Friends of the Riverwalk is a 501 (c) (3), not for profit, organized to enhance quality of life and build a stronger sense of community in Tampa by preserving the waterfront for use by our citizens and visitors in a way that inspires a sense of ownership and invites active participation in city life. To learn more about the Tampa Riverwalk and Friends of the Riverwalk, go to To learn more about the Historical Monument Trail go to or