Do This: Tampa's Goodfellas

Happy Hour with the Historian looks at the "Cigar City Mafia"

It's not quite the same as Drunk History, but St. Petersburg Museum of History's Happy Hour with the Historian gives you lots more than boring ol' names-and-dates history. In 2003, Scott Deitche wrote Cigar City Mafia about Tampa's organized crime. Thirteen years later, people can't get enough of the stories in his book. At this monthly event, he'll tell some of those stories and take questions from the audience. There's a cash bar (hence the happy hour part) and an historian, so go do your high school history teacher proud. Hey, it's not textbook learning, but it still counts. 

Happy Hour with the Historian: Cigar City Mafia

St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave. N.E. 

Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.

$5; cash bar. 727-894-1052.

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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