Welcome to the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center

Our Mission

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To celebrate the cultural, social and natural history of Sulphur Springs, a community that helped shape Tampa, while providing the community with educational resources that focus on the broader state of Florida; to contribute to the community's economic growth; increase respect for its natural and cultural features and promote a clean, safe environment.

  Museum's newest and exciting exhibit:

SA'EY'AMA: The Power of Brass in the Kingdom of Benin.

Learn about the ancient empire of Benin, one of the inspirations for "Black Panther's" Wakanda.

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A special thanks to Florida Humanities, which awarded us $8,000 in CARES funding for 2020, provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their generosity helped us get through a very difficult year!

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April is "Salute to Jazz" month. 

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music, linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions.

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While "out and about" come visit our exhibits, offering informational panels on Juneteenth, Sulphur Springs, and our Vintage Postcard Collection -- all part of our permanent collection.

2020 was a difficult  year! But we are still here, and looking forward to the future. See our 2020 Newsletter.

And see our 2019 Newsletter.

We are featured on the Tampa Travel Guide, courtesy of KAYAK.