Events and Programs
Cigar Heritage Party 2015
October 16, 2015 | VIP Hour 6:30-7:30 PM | General Admission 7:30-10:00 pm
Ybor City Museum State Park Garden
Join us for this year's Cigar Heritage Party to celebrate all things Ybor:
- Premium cigars from Tabanero Cigars and Thompson Cigar Company
- Cigar rolling contest hosted by Tabanero Cigars
- Liquor tastings by Florida Cane Vodka, Sunshine Moonshine and Tamiami Gin
- Delicious bites and craft beer by Tampa Bay Brewing Company
- Music by Acho Brother
Visit CelebrateYbor.com for more info and to purchase your admission!
Annual Membership Appreciation Night
November 16, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:30 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 Museum State Park!
Please call (813) 247-1434 for more information or to check on your membership status.
Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
March 10, 2016
Save the date for next year's Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop! This popular tour allows participants to see inside some of Ybor City's historic buildings to see how current owners have adapted and preserved these buildings for a modern use. Hoppers will ride rubber-wheeled trolleys from stop to stop, hear unique tours at each location, and sample fantastic drinks and foods along the way.
Stay tuned as we announce this year's buildings!
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.