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.
Visit the Museum for a special exhibit researched by Prof. Charles McGraw Groh and curated by the students in the HIS 320, Museums, Historic Sites and Archives course at The University of Tampa. View the exhibit, “Dirty Laundry: True Tales of Women Workers at the Tampa Bay Hotel” and explore the lives of the housekeepers, maids and laundresses. There will be a showing of the new documentary film, “Letters from Tampa: Two Spanish-American War Stories” produced by Profs. Paul Finocchiaro, Charles McGraw-Groh, and Aaron Walker. It was completed by interns for the Museum under the auspices of the Applied Learning Experience (ALEX) program at The University of Tampa.
Enjoy light refreshments on the veranda and free parking in the Thomas Garage. More information on the program to follow.
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