Plant’s Follies: The Casino and Tampa’s Civic Identity

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27.9468758, -82.4672356

401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

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The most famous performers in America appeared on the stage of the Tampa Bay Hotel’s Casino at the turn of the 20th century. Join Dr. Charles McGraw Groh in the Grand Salon for a behind-the scenes look at how theater programs were used to reconstruct Tampa’s place in the history of popular entertainment. Enjoy video performances of period songs by soprano Katie Terres and tenor Dylan Glover. Then join us in the museum for a look at the special exhibit Standing Room Only: Popular Entertainment in Gilded Age Tampa. While you are there, be sure to visit Stop the Presses! Fake News and the War of 1898, on view in our main exhibit gallery. Complimentary admission. Water and light refreshments provided. Contact info: 813.254.1891, ext. 7303 or

Contact Name Susan Carter

Contact Phone 813.254.1891

Contact Email

Location Henry B. Plant Museum

Building Name/Room Number/Site Plant Hall, Grand Salon

Event Type Museum/Gallery

Audience Adults, Children, and Teens

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