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Living History Saturday: Reading in Cigar City

August 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

E. Regensburg and Sons cigar factory at 2701 16th Street in Ybor City, front and side facades : Tampa, Fla.

Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Emerson–could these authors have a connection to early Tampa history? Yes! Cameron McNabb, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor of literature at Eckerd College, will share the various ways literature permeated the cigar culture of Ybor City. Discover how lectores read aloud in cigar factories and became influential in the revolutionary speeches of José Martí–and even inspired the names of cigar labels. Join Living History Saturday, included with museum admission, from noon–3 p.m. on Aug. 26. Three 30-minute presentations will happen throughout the afternoon.


August 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tampa Bay History Center
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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.

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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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