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Tampa Bay History

The ships of Jose Gaspar

Many things distinguish pirates from typical brigands, highwaymen, or common thieves, but the main one–and the biggest–is their ship. Tampa’s Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla is no exception, as they 
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‘Decade of Change: Florida in the 1920s’ opening next month

Scheduled to open its doors on November 4, 2023, Decade of Change offers a fascinating exploration of Florida's first modern decade. From the lively jazz tunes of the Roaring Twenties to the architectural evolution witnessed in the construction of bungalows and Mediterranean Revival-style homes, the exhibition provides a snapshot of the diverse facets that defined Florida in the 1920s.