Featured Exhibits

EXHIBIT: Cuban Ranchos in Tampa Bay
On Exhibit: October 12th – December 15th, 2017


Did you know that seasonal visitors are nothing new to Florida? For more than 100 years, between the mid-1800s, Cuban fishermen set up seasonal fishing camps along our coast where they would catch fish, salt them, and send them back to Cuba to sell. Explore what brought these visitors to our shores and what happened to them in our upcoming exhibit on Cuban Fishing Ranchos. This exhibit was produced in partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the University of West Florida.

Join FMM for an opening reception from 5:30pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 12th. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of the Florida Maritime Museum. A free salsa lesson, given by dance professional Pamela Callender, will also be provided from 4:30 pm to 5:30pm before the opening. Admission is free but RSVPs are appreciated. The exhibit will be on display in the museum until Friday, December 16th.