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Friday, Aug 28, 2015

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Tampa City Hall celebrates 100 years

Tampa City Hall celebrates 100 years

At 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, 1915, Tampa Mayor Donald B. McKay threw a switch that, for the first time, turned on every light in Tampa’s brand new City Hall. Thousands of people surrounded the building, cheering both the illuminated structure and...
Published: 08/23/15

Finding female ancestors can help tie pieces together

We genealogists often lament how difficult it is to identify and trace female ancestors. Many of the females in our family trees are identified only by their given names and shown only as wives of our male relatives.
Published: 08/23/15
Nine places where wire shelving offers more storage

Nine places where wire shelving offers more storage

Love them or hate them, there’s no questioning the ease and utility of white wire shelves. They’re inexpensive, can be quickly cut to size and, most importantly, can add loads more storage around your house. In the few minutes it takes ...
Published: 08/16/15
Build a garden that uses abundant rain

Build a garden that uses abundant rain

Q: Enough rain is really enough. I have to drain water out of the pool at least once a week now. Standing water is in several places in my yard. I can’t use what I’m capturing in a rain barrel or in buckets. What can I do?!
Published: 08/16/15
Tampa ranks among best cities for pet lovers

Tampa ranks among best cities for pet lovers

Rejoice, pet lovers. You’re among friends.
Updated one month ago
Augustus Koch’s 1892 Bird’s Eye View of Tampa

Augustus Koch’s 1892 Bird’s Eye View of Tampa

The Tampa Bay History Center received a wide variety of donations to its collection during 2014, and although all are important, one in particular stands out: Augustus Koch’s 1892 Bird’s Eye View of the City of Tampa.
Updated one month ago

Draft records can offer tidbits of information

On April 5, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany. President Woodrow Wilson had hoped to send a cadre of volunteer soldiers to Europe to fight what we now know as World War I. But six weeks after the declaration, only 73,000 men had volunte...
Updated one month ago
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Caladiums
Updated one month ago
Scene & Heard

Scene & Heard

Half Way to Gasparilla Pub Crawl
Updated one month ago

The National Archives wants you!

Citizen archivists, your country needs you. Well, at least the National Archives needs you. It needs your help to “unlock history.”
Updated one month ago