Monday, September 19, 2011

Women of Ybor - 125 Years of Influence Museum Exhibit

Presented by Ybor City Museum Society, Inc.

March 25, 2011-October 12, 2012

Opening on March 25 at the Ybor City Museum State Park.

Since its early days, women have participated in all aspects of Ybor City life, including the cigar industry, domestic activities, the medical profession, the business community, politics, labor issues, education, and the arts. Their thumbprints can be seen in the cultural and economic development of the district throughout its 125-year existence and as we move into the future.

A special exhibit, opening at the Ybor City Museum State Park on March 25, 2011, will inject the female voice into the historical narrative of Ybor City, which generally has been told from the perspective of male experiences. Whether you want to know more about Mercedes de las Revillas de Martinez-Ybor, wife of Ybor City's founder; Adela Gonzmart, the iconic matriarch of the Columbia Restaurant family; or the grandmothers, aunts, wives, sisters and contemporary women of Ybor, you will enjoy stories based on interesting themes and specific individuals whose influence has been and is still evident.

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