LECTURE: “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” w. Edith Roosevelt

September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Community Room)
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa FL 33618
Aaron Washington

***This presentation will not take place at the Center. However, it will be recorded and shared at a later date.***

The Carrollwood Village HOAs present “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” with Edith Roosevelt.

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.

Edith Roosevelt is played as played by actor Lynne Locher.

Edith Roosevelt is played as played by actor Lynne Locher.

Who was Edith Roosevelt?

Edith Roosevelt visited the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, was in town with his famous Rough Riders waiting for word to leave for Cuba and fight in the Spanish-American War. Later, as First Lady, she assumed her duties with dignity and character. Edith Roosevelt is played by actor Lynne Locher.

“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 [email protected].

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