Events and Programs
TWO NEW EXHIBITS!
Immigrant Communities of Ybor City & Mutual Aid Societies
Opening March 6, 2014
These exhibits will explore the diverse immigrant communites that shaped Ybor City and the mutual aid societies they constructed. The opening of the exhibits will coincide with Buildings Alive! 2014
SAVE THE DATE - Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
March 6, 2014, 5-10 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Plan now to attend our 3rd Annual Buldings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop. 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.
Here's why you won't want to miss this one-of-a kind event. Ybor City is filled with beautiful historic structures. Some of them have housed the same tenant for more than 100 years, while others have served a variety of purposes over the years. If you've ever wondered what these amazing structures look like on the inside, Buildings Alive! will give you that chance. See first-hand how some of Ybor City's iconic buildings are being preserved, and how many have been rehabilitated and repurposed. Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stay tuned for more information...
30th Annual Legacy Awards Brunch
The Legacy Awards are an annual event in which members of the Ybor community are honored for their continued involvement. Celebrated on Don Vicente Martinez Ybor’s birthday, this event will be the 30th annual celebration of community leaders.
Cigar Heritage Party 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 closer to the event date.
The Cigar Heritage Festival will return in Spring 2015.
The Jewish Roots of Ybor
Opening Reception Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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.
Béisbol: Tampa's Love of the Game
Extended dates! On display through February 15, 2014
Ybor City Museum State Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
A special exhibit celebrates the 125-year history of baseball in Tampa and showcases memorabilia from local collectors. Experience the rich history of the Inter-Social, Municipal, Cigar City and Negro Leagues. Reminice about Sundays at Cuscaden Park. Learn about baseball's professional and semi-professional players who have been trained in Tampa's rich Little League, high school and college baseball traditions. You'll enjoy stories about baseball greats such as Tampa's own Al Lopez, Lou Pinella, Tony La Russa, Tino Martinez, and many others. The exhibit will serve as the springboard to the Al Lopez Baseball Museum opening in Ybor City in 2014.