Events and Programs
Cigar Heritage Party 2014
Ybor City Musuem State Park - Mediterranean-Style Garden
October 17, 2014
VIP 6:30-10:00 p.m., General Admission 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Premium cigars from Tabaneroo Cigars and Thompson Cigar Company, a cigar-rolling contest hosted by Tabanero, liquor tastings by Florida Cane Vodka and Sunshine Moonshine, delicious bites and craft beerfrom Tampa Bay Brewing Company, and music by Acho Brother in a beautiful outdoor setting -- this is Cigar Heritage Party 2014. You can also bid on silent auction items and see the Museum's newest exhibits. Join the fun on October 17th. PURCHASE ADMISSIONS HERE.
All proceeds benefit the Ybor City Museum Society, whose mission is preserving, promoting and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City and Supporting the Ybor City Museum State Park.
Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
March 19, 2015, 5-10 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Get a behind-the scenes tour of Ybor City's historic buildings. Hop on the Jolley Trolley or put on your walking shoes for our next Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop on Thursday, March 19, 5-10 p.m. Enjoy food and beverages as you tour some of Ybor City’s beautiful historic buildings, each with its own architectural style and unique story. You will enjoy tours of beautifully restored buildings, fabulous food and drinks, our knowledgeable Jolley Trolley tour guides, and a scavenger hunt with prizes. All "hoppers" will be invited attend the After Party in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park, featuring live entertainment, desserts, drinks and awarding of the prizes.
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.