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. This year, the Museum is pleased to offer Folklife and Folk Songs: Sources of Community Memory.
Join us in the Grand Salon for a brief talk and video presentation by Professor Charles McGraw Groh and Professor Rodney Shores on the vital importance of family photos, mementos, and songs in preserving community traditions and memory. Then join Professor Groh on a guided tour of our current exhibit “When the Train Comes Along”: Booker T. Washington at the Tampa Bay Casino to discover how these sources contributed to preserving an important chapter of local Black history.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch and the Museum will provide water and sweets. For more information, contact Susan Carter 813.254.1891, ext. 7303 or email@example.com.