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"Dirty Laundry"

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Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa FL

Apr 26 2019
Jul 20 2019
"Dirty Laundry"

Learn about the work, opportunities and lives of female laundresses, housekeepers and maids at the Tampa Bay Hotel.

We are proud to present 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, The University of Tampa, and his students.


Included with Museum admission. $10 adults, $7 seniors/students, $5 children

Contact: 813.254.1891


Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606


Parking is available in front of the Museum or follow signs to the Thomas Parking Garage.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Closed Caption
    • Large Print
    • Open Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

The Henry B. Plant Museum is certified Autism Friendly by the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD).

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