Lynn-Dingfelder-JFK-TBHC-BTSAs the word got out about our documentary on JFK’s visit more & more people started emailing & calling to tell us their Tampa-JFK story.

It made me realize how many wonderful, personal stories there were out there. Stories we wanted to capture & preserve.

Our partners at the Tampa Bay History Center were kind enough to give us some space one Saturday in early May & we held a daylong “Casting Call” for anyone who had a (first hand) JFK in Tampa story … and the turn-out was terrific!Colin-Kelly-JFK-TBHC-BTS

We converted a large classroom on the 2nd floor into a TV studio (thank you Colin, Joe & Larry!!) and friends volunteered (thank you Ari, Lou & Daniel) to help  greet our “stars” , scan their vintage photos and then I was lucky enough to talk with them &  record special memories.

Larry-Wiezycki-JFK-TBHC-BTSMany of them  you’ll be able to see  soon on this website, then in Nov. at the History Center (as part of the JFK in Tampa museum exhibit) as well as in our documentary.

It was a terrific day and a huge thanks to all (20+) of you who showed up and made the time to help us with this great project! You gave us great sound!Joe-JFK-TBHC-BTS

For now here’s a behind-the-scenes video produced by the talented H.S. senior Amelia Hazlitt who interned with us that day & captured some of the fun. Enjoy!

P.S. Do YOU have an home movies or photos from JFKs visit in Tampa? Let us know… just email me:  Lynn@jflintampa.org   Thanks!