- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With an NFL team named Buccaneers and a parade, film, music and art festival named for fictitious marauder Jose Gaspar, Tampa is known for its love of all things pirate.

Now the Tampa Bay History Center is getting in on the act.

The Tampa Bay Times reports (https://bit.ly/2hmsa8F) that in January, construction will begin on an 8,500-square-foot addition to the third story of the 60,000 square-foot history center. It will increase the exhibit area of the center by about a third.

The addition will prominently feature stories of real life sea raiders through a permanent display called, “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates & Shipwrecks.”

The centerpiece of a 4,300-square-foot gallery hosting the exhibit will be a life-size replica of a small, fast pirate sloop.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.


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