Events and Programs
Immigration and Ybor City 1886 - 1930
Exhibit Opening Festivities - July 19, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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.
Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children and students with a valid ID. Children five years of age and younger are free. Admission for the exhibit opening includes entrance to the Museum, cool refreshments and entertainment. Click here to register.
The exhibits are made possible by a bequest from Fernando Mesa in honor of Delia Sanchez.
Cigar Heritage Party 2014
October 17, 2014
Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment, lively silent auction and some of the world's best cigars at this event in the musuem garden. More details will be available soon.
We are curretly reimagining the Cigar Heritage Festival and it will return in Fall 2015.
Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
October 23, 2014, 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, October 23, 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.