Hey everyone.  Travis back with more Tampa Bay area events for everyone to participate in.  We are heading back to the Tampa Bay History Center...here's the scoop -

Call it Southern pride but, after the Union Navy launched a cannon ball into the living room of the Ferris home in 1862 - one of several bombardments of Tampa - the family never bothered to repair the hole.

Now, that cannon ball, along with Civil War-era maps, weaponry, photographs and reproduction uniforms will be on exhibit during Blue and Gray in Tampa Bay: The Civil War on Florida’s Gulf Coast opening at the Tampa Bay History Center on January 10.

In Florida, the third state to secede from the Union in 1861, confrontations between Confederate and Union troops raged along the Gulf Coast. Learn about stealthy Confederate blockade runners and Florida’s “Cow Cavalry,” plus find out how the War Between the States affected Secessionists, Unionists, slaves and women in the Tampa Bay area.
In addition, the History Center will feature the traveling exhibit Florida in the Civil War, on loan from the Orange County Regional History Center.

Blue and Gray in Tampa Bay is on exhibit through June 2011 in the History Center’s third floor gallery. For more information about the exhibition and related programming, visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.org.

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