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Hear “Scandalous Stories” from krewe captains at free Gasparilla event

Posted Jan 13, 2014 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Flags are flying and booty is being hoarded in anticipation of Tampa’s pirate season.

It’s Gasparilla time and events are starting to pop up on the calendar to feed the pirate frenzy.

Join a celebrity panel of past krewe Captains on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:45 p.m. for a free evening of “Tall Tales & Scandalous Stories” about past Gasparilla seasons.

The event is a kick-off for the opening of “Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition” at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

The exhibit displays Krewe of Gasparilla memorabilia-coronation robes, ball invitations, programs, crowns and costumes as well as vintage photographs of the invasion, parade floats, pirates and royal courts.

Admission for the “Scandalous Stories” panels is free, however the “Tampa Tradition” museum exhibit fee is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for children 4 - 12 years of age.

Plant Museum is located at 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

For more information, call (813) 258-7302 or visit


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