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History in 60: Robert Mugge

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

History in 60: Robert Mugge

Tampa’s Forgotten Saloon Magnate and City Builder

Join us on Nov. 2 at noon for an engaging talk by Robert Mugge on his great-grandfather, the first Robert Mugge and the “saloon magnate of Tampa.” Based on Mugge’s second book, “Saloon Man: A German Immigrant Battles the Limits of Liberty, 1870 to 1915,” this program covers the life of the original Robert Mugge, who immigrated to America at 17. Discover how he built a successful alcohol-related business in Tampa, navigated the challenges of the temperance movement, and supported African Americans during Jim Crow segregation, making him a controversial yet pivotal figure in Tampa’s history.

This free presentation will be held at the TECO Learning Center. Reservations are recommended.



November 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Tampa Bay History Center
801 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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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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