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Florida Conversations: A New Perspective of V.M. Ybor and His City

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Florida Conversations: A New Perspective of V.M. Ybor and His City

Join Glen Westfall, Ph.D., as he unravels the tale of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, tracing the Cuban cigar industry’s migration to Florida and its impact on the state’s industrial rise by 1900. Explore preservation efforts for Ybor City and the Ybor City State Museum in this enlightening lecture. Save your seat for this talk on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in TECO Hall.

Florida Conversations is free and accessible in person and streamed live on Zoom. We thank our sponsors: USF Libraries, WUSF Public Media, and AARP Tampa Bay. Shelley Blood graciously provides additional support.



November 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tampa Bay History Center
801 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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