A special programming series exploring the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba

 The Ybor City Museum Society is excited to announce a new special programming series of exhibits, lectures and events that will highlight the special relationship between Tampa and Cuba. The traces of this relationship can be seen all over modern Tampa, and this series will explore the origins of these traces.

Save the date for these upcoming Traces of Cuba events and programs:

Traces of Cuba Exhibit - Opening October 20, 2016
Be the first to see this special exhibit on display at the Ybor City Museum State Park! Enjoy cultural entertainment, food, music, the arts, and more in the Museum Garden. Click here for more information.

Guest Lecture by Dr. Roberto González Echevarría - October 21, 2016
The Yale University Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature and author of The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball provides his unique perspective on Tampa's connection to Cuba. Presented in partnership with the Cuban Club. Click here for more information

A Noche Buena to Remember - November 10, 2016
The memories of a Cuban Christmas Eve dinner are presented in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park with food, beverages, music, dancing, dramatic readings, and art that evoke the traditions of this family celebration. Click here for more information

Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop - March 9, 2017
A special edition of our annual behind-the-scenes tour of historic buildings and sites spotlights those with a Cuban connection.

Cigar Heritage Party - April 20, 2017
Cigar smokers and non-smokers will enjoy an evening under the stars in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park with premium cigars, food and drink tastings, and entertainment.


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Series Sponsors



Patrick Venable