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Tampa Bay History Center unveils $11 million expansion

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Officials with the Tampa Bay History Center announced Wednesday that the eight-year-old Channelside-based museum will soon undergo an 8,500-square-foot expansion that will include a 60-foot replica sailing vessel and a new center for cartographic education that will hold more than 6,000 maps dating back to the New World. Construction on the $11 million expansion begins next month, with completion scheduled to be completed by next fall. “The vision of expanding the facility (began) when we opened eight years ago,” said Steve Raney,…

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