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Located inside the State Fairgrounds is a unique historical museum called Cracker Country.There you will find a charming variety of buildings that tell the story of Florida’s rural history, the Florida Crackers. The Terry Store was one of many…

Located in the heart of historic Pass-A-Grille is the quaint Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. This one of a kind museum has a history as fascinating as the artifacts inside. The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum was once the community church serving the…

For nearly a century, The Don CeSar has been an icon in St. Pete Beach. Standing eight stories tall, this beautiful Spanish-style hotel and spa can be seen from miles away against the paradisiacal blue sky of Florida. Thousands of people flock to The…

Billy Graham attended the Florida Bible Institute located along the Hillsborough River in Temple Terrace. Originally, he attended Bob Jones College located in Cleveland, Tennessee, which has since relocated and is now known as Bob Jones…

The Reverend Billy Graham, worldwide evangelist and “Pastor to the Presidents”, had a humble beginning here in Tampa, specifically in Temple Terrace. Billy Graham attended Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace along the Hillsborough River…

A local story suggests that the Cuban Revolution started in Tampa. In 1895, Jose Martí, a Cuban Revolutionary leader nicknamed the “George Washington of Cuba”, was said to have tasked Blas O’Halloran, a cigar maker, with an important job. Martí asked…

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Immigrant Life in Ybor City

6 Locations ~ Curated by Isabella Perello, Alex Sommers, Andrea Christou, Justin Soriano, and the Tampa Historical Team

Tampa Historical

Tampa Historical is an interactive web exhibit created by students and faculty in the history department at the University of South Florida. USF history students designed, researched, and wrote all of the stories on this site. The map-based interface allows users to browse sites of historical interest or enjoy a series of curated tours of Tampa history.This site is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework. Read more About Us