Florida, Ghost Story, Ghost Tour, Ghosts, Historical Sites, Public History, Southern History, Storytelling

A Love Letter to Tampa Theater

  Nate, Frank (our dachshund), and I are leaving Tampa soon, and in preparation we are trying to do a very slow farewell tour of the places we’ll miss the most. This past weekend my sister-in-law and her family came to visit us and we all caught a tour at the Tampa Theater.[1] I’ve enjoyed… Continue reading A Love Letter to Tampa Theater

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Display Art, Exhibit Review, Florida, Historical Sites

A Light in The Storm: The St. Augustine Lighthouse and The Innovative House Museum

This past weekend my husband and I went to St. Augustine to take in the sites, and ride our bikes someplace new. I polled my FB friends for a the best museum in St. Augustine and the Lighthouse came up a few times. I was suspicious about the amount of engagement or amusement I would… Continue reading A Light in The Storm: The St. Augustine Lighthouse and The Innovative House Museum

Display Art, Exhibit Review, Florida, Manatees, Museums, Object Veneration, Public History

South Florida Museum aka Snooty’s House

The South Florida Museum is a strange museum. (strange is good, in most cases) The museum contains a history/archeology museum, a manatee aquarium, and a planetarium, and hosts various community events and fundraisers. I love manatees, but I am going to go over the museum’s non-manatee related aspects before I gush over Snooty. Knowing where… Continue reading South Florida Museum aka Snooty’s House