Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel
A Henry Plant Museum Presentation
Step back in time with 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, “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” recreates the attitudes and mores of a bygone time.
Henry Dobson, Spanish-American War Soldier, 1898
Henry A. Dobson, 1st Sergeant, Company D, 1st D.C. Volunteers was 20 years old when he was encamped with his regiment in Tampa prior to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. Dobson documented his daily experiences in numerous personal letters home. Enthusiastic and eager, he shares his opinions about the army and Tampa with insight, honesty, and humor.
Henry Dobson is played by actor Harrison Baxley.
“Upstairs Downstairs” is a Henry Plant Museum presentation created through a partnership with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and The University of Tampa.
This event is free and open to the public. As a courtesy, we ask that you please help us plan for your arrival by emailing Community Engagement Director Ashley Lord at [email protected] to let us know you will be attending.
Thank you and we will see you soon!