“Following Fernando’s Footsteps: A Tale of Tampa’s Invisible Immigrants”
Join the Ybor City Museum Society for the unveiling of special exhibit at the Ybor City Museum State Park on the six phases of Spanish immigration. Enjoy a festive and educational cultural program on Spanish immigration delectable Spanish-style tapas, beverages Spanish guitar museum and more in the museum garden.
The exhibit is based on a semi-fictitious book by Tampa native, Tony Carreño, entitled “Fernando’s Footsteps”, which chronicles the life of a young immigrant from Asturias to Tampa via Havana, Cuba. Exhibit topics include the six phases of immigration beginning with departure from the homeland 1) Goodbye! / ¡Adiós! followed by 2) Welcome. Now Get to Work! / Bienvenidos. ¡A trabajar!; 3) Living la Vida; 4) They Got Organized / Se Organizaron; 5) Solidarity and Strife / Solidaridad y Discordia; and 6) Made in USA.
Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 years and younger of free.