TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CENTRO Mi Diario, the largest Spanish language weekly publication in the Tampa Bay area, recently concluded the translation of more than 300 exhibit descriptions for the new Tampa Bay History Center. The inclusion of Spanish captions will allow the new Center to provide an in-language experience to the more than 400,000 Hispanics living in the Tampa DMA. Both organizations started working together back in July of 2008 so that materials would be ready for the big opening on January 17th, 2009.
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C.J. Roberts, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay History Center stated: “The contributions and influences of the Spanish in shaping the history and cultural landscape of this area are enormous. As an acknowledgement to these contributions and in an effort to reach out to the area’s growing Spanish speaking population, we made the commitment to provide bilingual interpretation of our exhibits. We are most grateful to CENTRO Mi Diario for working with us on the logistics of translation in order to make this happen.”
The new 60,000 square feet Center in Tampa’s bustling Channelside district features an illuminating walk through 12,000 years of powerful stories. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of the first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, presidents, sports legends and railroad tycoons. Strolling through a 1920’s era cigar store, guests will discover maps and exhibits of the places and people who inspired generations. The four-floor Center boasts a spectacular atrium, interactive exhibits, theaters, map gallery, research center, event hall, museum store and the internationally acclaimed Columbia Cafe.
At the recent opening celebration Orlando R. Nieves, General Manager of CENTRO Mi Diario commented: “It was an honor for us to be able to provide our support to the new Center. We commend their leadership for dedicating the time and effort to provide a richer, deeper experience to the local Hispanic community.” For more information, please visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.org
About CENTRO Grupo de Comunicacion
CENTRO Grupo de Comunicacion is a Spanish-language print, broadcast and online media operation owned by the Florida Communications Group (FCG), which is owned by Media General. FCG includes newspapers, broadcast television and online operations in West Central Florida. It incorporates Media General’s converged operations in Tampa, including The Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV, the No. 1 rated station in Florida’s largest television market; and TBO.com, the most visited Web site in West Central Florida. Florida Communications Group also includes two smaller daily newspapers, and several shopper and niche publications.
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