Civil Rights in the Sunshine State ran January -Sept., 2020, including several months when the museum was closed during the continuing pandemic.
We were proud to welcome this magnificent traveling exhibition, telling the story of the heroic fight for equality, from post-slavery to the present day.
It was standing room only for Dr. Vincent Adejumo's talk on the Rosewood Massacre, with more than 120 people attending!
Norma Robinson was interviewed by WFLA Channel 8 News for a feature on the exhibition. See it at: https://youtu.be/kcjTN6b24eM
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
ran Aug. 10-Sept. 21, 2019. What a success!
Our state-of-the art, multi-media traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, was a great success. We hosted six well-attended events, and were honored to have Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speak at the Opening.
We added local information on the Pool and the Dog Track, now part of our permanent exhibits. And we were covered on Channel 13's Charley's World: http://www.fox13news.com/good-day/428683161-video
Watch Florida Humanities' video of our opening:
Clockwise From top: visitors enjoy exhibit; Mayor Castor & Vice President Norma Robinson; Opening talk by Mayor Castor; Our high school interns; Prof. Ray Arsenault