Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Caitlin Grimes 
St. Petersburg Museum of History 
727-894-1052 ext. 205 


Wednedsay, Feb. 24th

Vintage St. Pete:

The Golden Age of Tourism and More!

 Presented by Bill DeYoung

Join us Wednesday, February 24th as the Museum of History welcomes local author and historian Bill DeYoung 
for a conversation about his new book, Vintage St. Pete: The Golden Age of Tourism — and More!

Vintage St. Pete looks at local heritage through a different lens, examining city life in the second half of the 20th century, when St. Petersburg’s Baby Boomers were kids. Bill DeYoung goes behind the scenes at the now-long-gone attractions that drew tourists and locals alike. From the Aquatarium and the London Wax Museum to Tiki Gardens and MGM’s Bounty exhibit, DeYoung pulls back the curtain of time on some of the generation’s greatest leisure time and entertainment memories.

There’s pure 20th century history, too, with the tales of Webb’s City (“The World’s Largest Drugstore”), the Operetta (musical theater under a circus tent), the Bayfront Center, the many iterations of the St. Pete Pier, the Boyd Hill Nature Trail Zoo, Fort DeSoto and the Manhattan Casino. The story of St. Petersburg is one of growth and change; Vintage St. Pete is a chapter rarely told, but essential to the narrative nevertheless.

Happy Hour with the Historian is presented by Green & Henwood Wealth Management Group of RBC Wealth Management.

     Program begins at 6:30pm.

SPMOH Members receive free access!


This edition of Happy Hour with the Historian will be streamed live online via Zoom. Click the button below to make your reservations and get access to the live online webinar version of the event.

ATTENTION: This is a two-part registration. Clicking the button below will take you to the payment processing page. Once your payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom webinar registration. Once you have successfully registered through Zoom, you will receive a second confirmation email with the event details, sign-on instructions, and your unique webinar link. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your registration, please contact Caitlin Grimes at caitlin@spmoh.org.

Not a member? Call or stop by the Museum to join today and receive free admission to Happy Hour, Museum exhibits, and MORE! For more information about Museum Membership, or to join the Museum, please call our guest relations desk at 727.894.1052 ext. 200.