Enjoy a continental breakfast on the historic veranda of the Henry Plant Museum to celebrate the City of Tampa’s birthday and Archives Awareness Week on Tuesday, July 15 from 8:30-10am. Authentic food items from Tampa Bay Hotel menus will be served. At 9:15am Curators, Susan Carter & Heather Brown will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum and The Pottery of Wedgwood exhibition. They will share rare photographs from the museum’s archives and show how photographic evidence is used to learn details about the Tampa Bay Hotel. They will also discuss current preservation projects that are in progress on this National Historic Landmark property.
Henry B. Plant Museum, on The University of Tampa campus, 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, www.plantmuseum.com Admission will be complimentary to all participants, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot or phone (813) 258-7303.
The Henry Plant Museum interprets the turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel and the lifestyles of America’s Gilded Age. Critical to the success of this mission is the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark, an opulent 1891 railroad resort, and the artifacts significant to its history, and the life and work of Henry Bradley Plant. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Closed Mondays. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for seniors (65 yrs.), $7 for students and $5 for children 4 – 12 yrs.