The Ybor City Museum Society has designed a number of resources to help continue the learning process for visitors of all ages. We are constantly working to expand our offerings, so please check back often to see what new and exciting resources we have developed for you!
If you are interested in learning more about what it was like in Ybor City 100 years ago, then you will enjoy "The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885 – 1985 by Gary R. Mormino and George E. Pozzetta"
. This thorough and entertaining selection, referred to as “A masterpiece of local historical writing” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Russel Nye, outlines the evolution of Ybor City, and by extension Tampa, into an urban center. Mormino and Pozzetta skillfully recount immigrant life in the factories and businesses of Ybor, immigrants' social interactions and their reactions to national and international events. If you’ve ever wondered how Tampa came to have such a diverse ethnic makeup and unique cultural character, this book is for you!
This wonderful book is just one of many available at our Museum Store.