January 24, 2011

Gasparilla Exhibit

Tampa Bay Online "Plant Museum exhibit that opened two days before the Children's Gasparilla Parade and continues through Feb. 20 offers more than intriguing photographs of the invasion, parade floats, pirates and royal courts. Artifacts include invitations, documents, posters, coronation robes, crowns and Gasparilla queen dresses through the years." By GEORGE WILKENS

'The Mardi Gras-style celebration named for a pirate many historians say is mythical has a unique, interesting history that is the focus of a month-long exhibit at Henry B. Plant Museum.'

WHAT: "Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition" exhibit

WHERE: Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. (Plant Hall, University of Tampa campus)

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, now through Feb. 20

COST: Included with museum admission - $10 for adults; $7 for ages 65 and older and students 13 and older; $5 for ages 4 to 12; free for 3 and younger

INFORMATION: www.plantmuseum.com

TELEPHONE: (813) 254-1891

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