Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

Haunted History Bike Tour

Time: 6:00 pm til 10:00 pm

Location: Le Meridien Tampa, 601 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Description: Led by local historians, ride with us and slip (and sip) into Tampa's haunted history!

Registration will be held at Le Meridien Tampa, the City's old court and jail house, for a scary (but happy) hour. Then, History Bike Tampa's expert guides will lead us on a thrilling ride to Tampa's mass graves, murder sites, and graveyards. We'll top off the night with a tour of Tampa Theatre, one of Florida's oldest (and most haunted) theaters.

Food and drink will be available for purchase at Le Meridien Tampa and Tampa Theatre, who will be offering various spooky specials.

$20 entry includes: Happy hour specials and brief tour at Le Meridien Tampa. Two hour history tour led by local Tampa historians, the Turners. Entrance fee into the historic Tampa Theatre. Safe guided bike routes between destinations led by two group leaders and two bike attendants.

Route Schedule:
6 pm- 7pm: Drinks and apps from Bizou Brasserie at Le Méridien Tampa
**light check & registration**
7pm - 9pm: Haunted stops led by History Bike Tampa
9:00pm-9:45pm: Drinks and tour of Tampa Theatre
**Raffle**

Advanced payment ensures your spot on the tour, as space is limited and we do sell out

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FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.


Lecture: Public Archaeology at the Gamble Plantation State Park

Time: 7:00 pm til 8:00 pm

Location: Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Pete

Description: Archaeology Lecture Series - Public Archaeology at Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial, Gamble Plantation Historic State Park by Diane Wallman, Ph.D., University of South Florida

In the mid-19th century, Robert H. Gamble established a sugar plantation along the Manatee River. After selling the plantation to a pair of Louisiana planters in the 1850s, the site was briefly occupied in 1865 by Confederate officer and Confederate Secretary of State, Judah P. Benjamin. In 1873, an attorney, George Patten bought the property, where he and his family lived until the early 20th century. The goal of the archaeology is to increase our understanding of the nuanced history and diverse residents at the site, including the enslaved laborers who lived and labored on the plantation. The project emphasizes community engagement to foster public awareness of the value of cultural resources, archaeological methods, and heritage preservation. During the 2017 field season, we recovered artifacts spanning the various occupations, and identified several features, contributing to our understanding of the transforming landscape and lifeways at the plantation.

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