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Wednesday - Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Sundays during special events

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1101 E. River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604

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Our People

President and Vice-President Joseph and Norma Robinson

The Museum's founders retired to Florida from New York in 1997, and settled in Sulphur Springs.  As member of the Sulphur Springs Action (SSAL) league, they became community advocates, with a goal of promoting and encouraging redevelopment, restoration, and a safe and healthy environment for the Sulphur Springs community.


Joseph, the Museum's President, served as President of the City of Tampa Enterprise Zone  Board, is representative on THAN, the Tampa Homeowners Association of Neighborhoods.  He also served as President of the Sulphur Springs Alliance, served on CDBG Board, CDC of Tampa, Sulphur Springs Weed and Seed Grant, Boy Scouts “Trailblazers” District Commissioner. Norma, the Vice-President, served as Secretary of SSAL, and her roles in the community have included managing teen programs, working with Cub Master Boys Scouts, tutoring for PCAT (Parents and Children Achieve Together), and participating the first  Mayor’s Neighborhood University.

 

The Robinsons founded the Museum, and until this year, Norma has volunteered as its Director.  Both are members of Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace.

Staff Member Thomas Baldwin

Thomas has been a resident of Sulphur Springs for 22 years; he "has worked, lived, played, all through the community." He works at the Museum 20 hours a week, supporting its day-today activities, events, and exhibits, and maintaining the building and grounds. He says that he enjoys the work that "brings me in contact with different people from all over the world."

 

Advisory Committee Member Phyllis Green

Phyllis holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from USF, as well as A.A. degrees in both Liberal Arts and Environmental Science from Hillsborough Community College. Post-graduation, she worked as a naturalist at HCC, and led numerous field excursions to both salt and freshwater environments for K-14 students. She has done extensive research into native plants and indigenous utilization, and is an amateur photographer. She joined the Museum as an Advisory Board member, and then as the volunteer naturalist in educational outreach. The Museum’s collection, especially its many vintage postcards, has opened up new explorations in artifacts and memorabilia.