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OLLI-USF: Tampa at the Turn of the 20th Century

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Tampa is now a thriving modern city, but what was it like at the turn of the 20th century? This three-session course, led by History Center docents, lays out some early changes: Henry B. Plant and the railroad’s arrival, Florida’s agricultural roots, and a thriving cigar industry with a unique immigrant culture.


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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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