Preserving the Past and Looking Towards the Future: A Celebration of Hannibal Square
Jun. 19, 2021 — Jan. 22, 2022
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery
This exhibition depicts the contributions of Winter Park’s African American community from 1900–present, remembering, acknowledging and preserving historic Hannibal Square’s legacy. This is the collection’s largest exhibition to date and is curated by Ms. Fairolyn Livingston, Chief Historian, Ms. Mary Daniels, Historian Docent and Mr. Peter Schreyer, documentary photographer.
“We are currently in Chicago completing our museum research in Washington D.C. and New York. On our long trip through the U.S., we have visited about 25 African American museums (most of the big ones and a number of smaller ones) and many other museums and sites related to American history. We often think back to your museum as one of our best experiences with regard to a specific local approach and convincingly implemented techniques of narrative and display. We wanted to thank you for your admirable work in Winter Park.” – Christian Kravagna, Professor of Post-Colonial Studies, Institute for Arts and Cultural Sciences, Academy of Visual Art, Vienna, Austria
“The Heritage Center is certainly a beacon of light that brings dignity to the community, as well as inspiration to all who visit from near and far. I truly appreciate and was moved by the wonderful exhibition of photographs and stories as told by residents from Winter Park’s historic African American community. The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a destination that I would recommend without reservation to those visiting Florida.” – Martin Luther King III, Atlanta, GA
“Honey, Let Me Tell You:” Storytelling and Poetry by Valada Flewellyn
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021 | Time: 11–12:30pm
Storyteller, poet, author and Crealdé Board Member, Valada Flewellyn, will present a workshop that reflects this year’s theme: The Black Family: Representation, Diversity and Identity, as designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—the founder of Black History Month/Association. This workshop is presented with the support of the Bridging the Color Divide, The Alliance for Truth and Justice (ATJ) and The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).