The Plant City Sculptures Exhibit Official Unveiling

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The Plant City Photo Archives & History Center

Cordially invites you to the Official Unveiling of

The Plant City Sculptures Exhibit

Friday, May 4, 2012, 11:00 AM

At the Union Station/”Depot” Welcome Center, 102 North Palmer Street

In Historic Downtown Plant City

Featuring Harrison Covington, Plant City native, Prof. Emeritus, College of the Arts, USF, & Renowned Artist

Sponsored by

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

The City of Plant City CRA

& the Arts Council of Plant City

And featuring eight “Man on the Street” sculptures by J. Seward Johnson through a loan from

The Sculpture Foundation. The Sculptures Exhibit will be on display in

McCall Park in Historic Downtown Plant City

May-June-July 2012

Call 813.754.1578 for further information and walking maps

History Center lecture


History Center lecture: Plant City Photo Archives & History Center will present University of Florida professor Steve Noll in a discussion about transportation and the development of Florida at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plant City Train Depot, 102 N Palmer St. The event is free. For more information, call the archives and history center at (813) 754-1578.


Smithsonian’s “Journey Stories” Exhibit


Plant City Photo Archives & History Center (PCPA) will host an extraordinary Smithsonian exhibition called “Journey Stories”.

Journey Stories is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit chronicling America’s history, from colonial immigration to westward expansion to the abolition of slavery. The interactive exhibit will allow you to see up close what it took for our ancestors to pack up, say goodbye to loved ones, and reinvent themselves in a new setting. Through photos, audio stories, artifacts, and first-hand accounts from travelers, “Journey Stories” documents these times.

Plant City is the first of six smaller communities in Florida to welcome Journey Stories in 2012. PCPA will host the exhibit for six weeks May 26 through July 7, 2012.

It will be open free to the public, and the museum welcomes field trips, scouts and tour groups. Exhibit hours will be Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is located at 106 South Evers Street, Plant City, FL 33563.

Members of the community are invited to share their own “journey stories”, either by pre-recording them, submitting them in written form, or contacting a Photo Archives staff member for an oral interview.

For more information about Plant City Photo Archives & History Center, call 813-754-1578, email, visit, become a fan on Facebook at, or follow on Twitter at @PCPhotoArchives.


Man On The Street Sculpture Exhibit To Enliven Historic Downtown

Eight life-sized bronze sculptures from the “Man on the Street” collection of professional

artist and sculptor J. Seward Johnson will be on display in and around Plant City’s historic

downtown beginning Tuesday, May1, 2012, when the truck arrives about 8 AM at the “Depot”.

The painted bronze pieces will be on loan from The Sculpture Foundation, headquartered in

Santa Monica, California, for the months of May, June, and July, of 2012, through an arrangement

made by Plant City Photo Archives and History Center, with the sponsorship of the Community

Redevelopment Agency of the City of Plant City, and the Arts Council of Plant City.

The life-sized sculptures, weighing hundreds of pounds each, will be placed essentially

throughout the Union Station/Depot and McCall Park area and are interactive in that people love to

get up next to them, touch them, and have their photos taken with the sculptures.

For more information contact the Photo Archives and History Center at 106 South Evers

Street, 813.754.1578,, or the website