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Learn more about Hillsborough County's founding and its growth through the decades.
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Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Can DNA testing unlock the mystery of your family tree? What's the latest tool for researching historical records? Whether you're a genealogy genius or just getting started on finding out who all those people are in the photo albums you inherited, you're...
The USCGC Tampa, retooled as a Navy escort ship during World War I, slipped beneath the waves on Sept. 26, 1918. The 190-foot ship, a fixture at early Gasparilla celebrations in its namesake city, sank to the bottom of Bristol Channel in Great Britain after it was struck by a torpedo fired by a...
Almost one-third of Hillsborough's residents are Hispanic, and Spanish is the primary language spoken in one of every five homes in the county. Local Hispanics have key roles in politics, business, religion, sports, the arts, cuisine, and other facets of everyday life. During Hispanic Heritage...
Summer Sets at Lithia September 22, 2018
Take a Ranger led hike on our 3-mile nature trail inside the Fish Hawk Creek Nature Preserve. Celebrate the end of Summer with one last hike. While Florida may not have extreme seasonal changes, the plants and wildlife do go through phases. Walk with Ranger Ashley as she discusses some park...
Event full - sign up for the waiting list We have reached the registration limit for this event. Fill out the registration form and we will add you to the waiting list. Registration Form Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, National Estuaries Week is a nationwide celebration of our bays and...
Thirty years ago, Hillsborough County launched its Public Art Program. The goal: showcase the region's cultural and artistic diversity. The works would be in different mediums and fashioned from varied materials. They would be functional, stand alone, or blend into the architecture or landscape of...
There's always a certain pressure that goes into planning a memorable date. Try these 8 great date ideas to shake off some of the stress! Don't worry. Get 'hoppy' with a local brewery tour As Hillsborough County continues to be a 'head' above the rest by growing our own hops, local breweries are...
OK, so demographically speaking, Hillsborough County residents of Irish decent don't drive our population numbers. But as luck would have it, Hillsborough County grows the one big ingredient that can bring out a bit of the Irish in all of us - cabbage (cabáiste in Gaelic). Hillsborough...
Don't limit your summertime experiences to swimming, barbecues, and sunburns. There are lots of cool things to see and do at unique local museums. Here are a half-dozen mostly off-the-beaten-path places for children and adults to explore during the hot summer months. They're fun, informative, and...
Looking for something fun and educational to do this summer - or anytime of the year? The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative can help. The HCPLC's popular Discovery Pass is your free ticket to exploring about a dozen local museums and attractions. Venues such as Glazer Children's...