Enjoy a temporary panel exhibit, "Dirty Laundry: True Tales of Women Workers at the Tampa Bay Hotel": In the early twentieth century, progressive reformers and national magazines both discovered the working woman. This exhibit showcases the lives of one group of such women, the housekeepers, maids, and laundresses who labored at the Tampa Bay Hotel. Their stories vividly reveal the opportunities, dangers, and constraints that came with the expansion of women's service sector employment.
This exhibit was created by Dr. Charles McGraw Groh, Associate Professor of History and Associate Chair of History, Geography, and Legal Studies, at the University of Tampa, along with history students. It will be on display through July 20th.