LECTURE: “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” w. Henry B. Plant

When:
September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
2020-09-09T19:00:00-04:00
2020-09-09T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Community Room)
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa FL 33618
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Aaron Washington

The Carrollwood Village HOAs present “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” with Henry B. Plant.

Step back in time and a single-character performance that brings turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Based on original research conducted by the Henry Plant Museum, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of a bygone time.

Henry Bradley Plant (portrayed by Richard Coppinger), President of the Plant System and builder of the Tampa Bay Hotel, 1899

Henry Bradley Plant (portrayed by Richard Coppinger), President of the Plant System and builder of the Tampa Bay Hotel, 1899

Who was Henry B. Plant?

Henry Plant exemplifies the self-made man during America’s Industrial Age.  He is the visionary president of the Plant System and builder of the Tampa Bay Hotel.  Not usually one to talk about himself or his accomplishments, Mr. Plant takes a rare moment to reflect on his life.  Sharing details about building his empire of steamship and rail lines and luxury hotels, Mr. Plant talks about how the Plant System was central to the development to Tampa. He even reveals some of his personal work ethic.  Henry Plant is portrayed by Richard Coppinger.  

“Upstairs Downstairs” is a Henry Plant Museum presentation created through a partnership with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the University of Tampa. 

The Lecture Series is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please email Aaron Washington at aaron@carrollwoodcenter.org.

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