PRESENTING SPONSOR: Maruchi Azorín, MBA and Dr. Rafael W. Blanco

Let us be your guide through 500 years of Cuban history and its Tampa connections. This informative 30-minute tour combines the location, the people, and our local connections to this near, but far-away, Caribbean neighbor.

Join an exhibit tour every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. and every third Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Wayne Thomas Gallery on the fourth floor. Tours are included with museum admission.

Cuban Pathways


Taíno Indians, enslaved Africans, Chinese laborers and pastel-wearing U.S. tourists all traveled to and from Cuba over the last 500 years. Their experiences and labors made the largest island in the Caribbean a hub of the modern Atlantic World. Cuban Pathways tells the stories of these individuals and more, whose toil, vacations and political crusades shaped the island’s modern history.

Cuban Pathways is presented in English and Spanish.


EXHIBIT CONTRIBUTORS: USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections • Maruchi Azorín • Biscayne National Park • Delta Flight Museum • Dry Tortugas National Park • The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum • Museum of Arts and Sciences • Museum of Florida History

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