The Museum brings history to life in the community through our Our and About with Upstairs Downstairs program. Hear Curator of Education Melissa Sullebarger speak about the history and importance of the Tampa Bay Hotel. After the talk, step back in time and enjoy a single-character performance of a turn-of–the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff member. A question and answer session will round out the event.
Edith Roosevelt visited the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, was in town with his famous Rough Riders waiting for word to leave for Cuba and fight in the Spanish-American War. Later, as First Lady, she assumed her duties with dignity and character. Edith Roosevelt is played by actor Mary Jordan.
This program is graciously underwritten by: