Events and Programs

Cigar Heritage Party 2015

October 16, 2015    |   Ybor City Museum State Park Garden

Make sure you save the date for this year's party celebrating the history and culture of the cigar in Ybor City. Check back often for more details as we plan this year's party!

Please call (813) 247-1434 for sponsorship opportunities. 

Annual Membership Appreciation Night

October 26, 2015    |   6:30 - 8:30 pm   |   Ybor City Museum State Park Garden

If you are a current member, please join us for a night to celebrate you! Without the support of our members, YCMS would not be able to provide the programming and events that make YCMS a valuable community resource. This year's membership appreciation night will include cultural entertainment, refreshments, and a special members-only sneak peek at our new exhibition opening at the Ybor City Musuem State Park! 

Please call (813) 247-1434 for more information or to check on your membershi status. 



Current Exhibits:

The Jewish Roots of Ybor City
Ybor City Museum State Park

A special exhibit exploring the lasting impact the Jewish immigrants to Ybor City have had on the community. The many buildings they constructed can still be found throughout the area. The synagogues they founded are amoung the city's oldest and most influential institutions, and most Tampa natives will remember some of the hundreds of shops and restaurants owned by Jewish families over Ybor's history. All of these Jewish roots are honored through this exhibit. Ask a park ranger for a companion guide to this exhibit for more information. 

Immigration and Ybor City 1886 - 1930
Ybor City Museum State Park

Ybor City’s immigrants came from lands far away to find new freedoms and opportunities to work in cigar factories, create businesses and become part of a rich and diverse community. They arrived with their own culture and traditions to discover new ways of life. The immigrant groups exhibit will intertwine the work and social lives of the Cubans, Spaniards, Sicilians, Romanian Jews, and Germans who helped weave the diverse tapestry that is uniquely Ybor. The iconic mutual aid societies, which provided for their medical and social needs are featured in a second exhibit.