FAAHPN Museums

Directory of Florida African-American Museums

With each passing day, dozens of books, papers, photographs, diaries, artifacts, buildings, landmarks and other valuable historical records and resources are lost due to neglect, mishandling, and/or ignorance of their value.   These resources – that give voice to the African American story – are critically endangered and must be rescued, and documented, before it is too late.   It is for reasons such as this that the Florida African American Heritage Network (FAAHPN) exists as a professional museum and historical preservation association.   Its mission is to promote the preservation of African American landmarks and legacies and assist statewide museums in discovering, archiving and illuminating the blended interrelationships of African American, Native American and Europeans as an enduring public resource through tourism and education.

Museums

A. L. Lewis Historical Society at Historic American Beach

  • Address:  P.O. Box 15563 – Amelia Island, Florida  32034
  • Phone:  (904) 261-0175
  • Contact Person(s):  Marsha Dean Phelts
  • Web Site:  www.historicamericanbeach.com

African American Heritage Society East Pasco

  • Address:  PO Box 302 – Lacoochee, Florida  33537
  • Phone:  352 796-9004 or 352-567-0441
  • Contact Person(s):  Brenda Barker or Imani Isukil
  • Web Site:  www.aahsepc.org

African American Heritage Society Kate Coulson House – Historic Pensacola Village

  • Address: 200 East Church Street – Pensacola, Florida  32501
  • Phone:  (850) 469-1456
  • Contact Person(s):  Ms. Teniade “Toni” Broughton,  Dr. Lornetta Epps, Dr. Gael Frazer or Erma Grant
  • Web Site:  www.aahspensacola.org

African American Museum of the Arts (AAMA)

  • Address:  325 South Clara Avenue – P.O. Box 1319 – DeLand, Florida  32721
  • Phone:  (386) 736-4004 OR (386) 717-1773
  • Contact Person(s):  Mary Allen
  • Web Site:  www.africanmuseumdeland.org

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. – Tampa Florida Chapter


ASH Gallery

  • Address:  438 W. Georgia Street –  Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Phone:  850-510-5621
  • Contact Person(s):  Annie S. Harris
  • Web Page:  Click Here

Bealsville, Inc, – Glover School Historic Site

  • Address:  5104 Horton Rd – Plant City, Florida  33567
  • Phone:  813-737-1352 or 813-340-2557
  • Contact Person(s):  Gwendolyn Thomas
  • Web Site:  www.bealsville.com

Bing Rooming House Museum

  • Address:  205 S. Allen Street, Plant City  Florida 33563
  • Phone:  813-757-6760
  • Contact Person(s):  William Thomas, Improvement League of Plant City, Inc.
  • Web Site:  www.plantcitybinghouse.com

Blanchard House Museum

  • Address:  6056 Grove Blvd. – Punta Gorda, Florida   33982
  • Phone:  (941) 575-7518
  • Contact Person(s):  Dr. Martha Bireda
  • Web Site:   www.blanchardhousemuseum.us

Blanche Ely Museum

  • Address:  1500 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach Florida
  • Phone:  954-781-2256 or 954-356-4557

Broward County African American Research Library & Cultural Center


Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum

  • Address:  445 Gamble Street – Tallahassee, Florida  32307
  • Phone:  850-599-3020
  • Contact Person(s):  Angelica Washington or Dr. Elizabeth Dawson (Interim Director)
  • Web Site:  www.famu.edu/BlackArchives

Carver-Hill Museum Memorial and Historical Society, Inc.


Clara White Mission/Eartha White Museum

  • Address:  613 West Ashley Street – Jacksonville, Florida  32202
  • Phone:  904-354-4162
  • Contact Person(s):  JuCoby Pittman
  • Web Site:  www.clarawhitemission.org/Home.aspx

Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center

  • Address:  530 West University Avenue – Gainesville, Florida  32601
  • Phone:  (352) 376-9956
  • Contact Person(s):  Vivian Filer
  • E-mail:  vivianfiler@att.net

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

  • Address:  2240 9th Ave South – St. Petersburg, Florida  33712
  • Phone:  727-323-1104
  • Contact Person(s):  Terri L. Scott (Chair)
  • Web Site: www.woodsonmuseum.org

Durkeeville Historical Society Museum


Edward Waters College

  • Address:  P.O. Box 15563 – Amelia Island, Florida  32034
  • Phone:  (904) 813-0020
  • Contact Person(s):  George Dandelake
  • Web Site:  www.ewc.edu

Family Heritage House Museum

  • Address:  5840 26th Street West – Bradenton, Florida  34207
  • Phone:  941-752-5319
  • Contact Person(s):  Kathleen Marsh
  • Web Site:  www.familyheritagehousemuseum.com

Florida Memorial University

  • Address:  15800 N.W. 42nd Ave – Miami Gardens, Florida  33054
  • Phone:  305-626-3600
  • Contact Person(s):  Dr. Tameka Bradley-Hobbs
  • Web Site:  www.fmuniv.edu

Goldsboro Historical Museum

  • Address:  2726 Bungalow Drive – Sanford, Florida  32771
  • Phone:  (407) 585-0692
  • Contact Person(s):  Francis Coleman Oliver
  • Web Site:  www.goldsboromuseum.com

Haitian Heritage Museum

  • Address:  4141 NE 2 Ave. # 105C  – Miami, Florida  33137
  • Phone:  305.371.5988
  • Contact Person(s):  Eveline Pierre
  • Web Site:  www.haitianheritagemuseum.org

Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex

  • Address:  North Area Parks Operations – 2180 Freedom Avenue – Mims, Florida  32754
  • Phone:  (321) 264-6595
  • Contact Person(s):  Eva Britt
  • Web Site:  www.harryharriettemoore.org

Historic Jenkins House

  • Address:  815 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard – West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 158 – West Palm Beach, Florida  33402
  • Phone:  561-306-5838
  • Contact Person(s):  Josephine Mulcahy
  • Web Page:  www.artistshowcase.org

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

  • Address:  4020 Virginia Beach Drive – Miami, Florida  33149
  • Phone:  (305) 960-4600
  • Contact Person(s):  Guy Forchion
  • Web Site:  www.virginiakeybeachpark.net

John G. Riley House and Museum

  • Address:  419 East Jefferson Street – Tallahassee, Florida  32301
  • Phone:  850-681-7881
  • Contact Person(s):  Althemese Barnes or Marion McGee
  • Web Site:  www.rileymuseum.org

L. B. Brown House Museum

  • Address:  790 Waldon Avenue – Bartow, Florida  33830
  • Phone:  863-534-0100
  • Contact Person(s):  Clifton Lewis
  • Web Site:  www.lbbrown.com

Laurel Grove School Museum

  • Address:  12601 Yates Ford Road – Clifton, Virginia  20124
  • Phone:  703-625-1690
  • Contact Person(s):  Phyllis Ford
  • Web Site:  chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove

Lee County Black History Society


Mary McLeod Bethune House Museum – Bethune-Cookman University

  • Address:  640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. – Daytona Beach, Florida  32114
  • Phone:  (386) 481-2122
  • Contact Person(s):  Dr. Tasha Youmans (Library Director) or Dr. Ashley N. Robertson (Curator/Director)
  • Web Site:  www.nps.gov/mamc/index.htm

Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum

  • Address:  314 N. Duss Street – New Smyrna Beach, Florida  32168
  • Phone:  (386) 428-6225 or (386) 478-1934
  • Contact Person(s):  Mr. Jimmy Harrell or Rev. Lorenzo Laws (Chairman)
  • Web Site:  www.blackheritagemuseum.org

Matheson Museum

  • Address:  513 E. University Ave. – Gainesville, Florida  32601
  • Phone:  352-378-2280
  • Contact Person(s):  Alicia A. Antone
  • Web Site:  www.mathesonmuseum.org

Moseley House Museum

  • Address:  11 Taylor St. – Eatonville, FL  32751
  • Phone:  (407) 625-8211 or (850) 575-2522
  • Contact Person(s):  Rosa S. Pickett or Rosa T. Brown
  • Web Page:  Click Here

Old Dillard Museum


Pinellas County African American History Museum

  • Address:  15372 George Blvd, #A – Clearwater, Florida  33758
  • Phone:  727-499-8067 or 727-475-8651
  • Contact Person(s):  Sandra Rooks or Lovetta Williams
  • E-mail:  sandrarooks@aol.com or vetta1978@yahoo.com

Renaissance Park Living Heritage Museum

  • Address: 5989 Hartsfield Road – Marianna, Florida  32446
  • Phone:  850-482-7497
  • Contact Person(s):  Danny Sylvester
  • E-mail:  renparklivingheritage@gmail.com

 Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Museum

  • Address:  376 Fourth Ave. – Jacksonville, Florida  32250
  • Phone:  904-305-8654
  • Contact Person(s):  Lillie Sullivan
  • Web Site:  rlmchc.comcastbiz.net

Ritz Theatre and Museum

  • Address:  829 North Davis St. – Jacksonville, Florida  32202
  • Phone:  904-632-5555
  • Contact Person(s):  Lydia P. Stewart
  • Web Site:  www.ritzjacksonville.com

Robert W. Saunders Library Foundation, Inc.

  • Address:  1505 Nebraska Ave. – Tampa, Florida  33602-2849
  • Phone:  (813) 545-3183
  • Contact Person(s):  Fred Hearns
  • Web Site:  www.rwsaunders.org

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

  • Address:  170 NW 5 Ave. – Delray Beach, Florida  33444
  • Phone:  561-279-8883
  • Contact Person(s):  Charlene Farrington Jones
  • Web Site:  www.spadymuseum.com

The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida

  • Address:  The Historic Lyric Theater – 819 NW 2nd Avenue 2nd Floor – Miami, FL 33136
  • Phone: 786-708-4610
  • Contact Person(s):  Timothy Barber
  • Web Site:  www.theblackarchives.org

Wells’ Built Museum African American History & Culture


Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

  • Address:  P. O. Box 770657 – Winter Garden, Florida  34777
  • Phone:  407-656-3244
  • Contact Person(s):  Annie King Morris
  • Web Site:   www.wghf.org

Zora Neale Hurston Festival – The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.)

  • Address:  227 E. Kennedy Blvd. – Eatonville, Florida  32751
  • Phone:  (407) 647-3307
  • Contact Person(s):  N. Y. Nathiri
  • E-mail:  apec@cfl.rr.com

Affiliate Members

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. – Central Florida Chapter


Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine

  • Address:  1090 Bartow Avenue – Pensacola, Florida  32507
  • Phone:  (850) 261-0946
  • Contact Person(s):  Hank Harris
  • Web Site:  www.blackmeetingsandtourism.com

Center for the Study of African and African Diaspora Museums and Communities (CFSAADMC)


Essential History

  • Phone:  240-432-1218
  • Contact Person(s):  Karen Adams
  • E-mail:  essentialhistory1865@gmail.com

Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

  • Address:  802 NW 5th Avenue, Suite 200 – Gainesville, Florida  32601
  • Phone:  352-334-2748
  • Contact Person(s):  Stephanie Seawright
  • Web Site:  www.gainesvillecra.com

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Black Hospitality Initiative

  • Address:  701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700 – Miami, Florida  33131
  • Phone:  305-539-3097
  • Contact Person(s):  Graylyn Swilley
  • Web Site:  www.blackhospitalitymiami.com

Historic Town of Eatonville, Florida

  • Address:  332 E Kennedy Blvd. – Maitland, Florida  32751
  • Phone:  (407) 623-1430 or (407) 623-8902
  • Contact Person(s):  Stephanye Y. Staggers
  • Web Site:  www.townofeatonville.com

J.D. Thomas Cultural Connection, Inc.

  • Address:  Sanford, Florida
  • Phone:  407.802.8566
  • Contact Person(s):  Jami D. Thomas
  • Web Page:  Click Here

Preserving Our History, Inc.

  • Address:  900 Cocoanut Ave. – Sarasota, Florida  34236
  • Phone:  913-908-4603
  • Contact Person(s):  Michelle Holland
  • Web Site:  www.preserveourhistory.org

Sirius Web Solutions

  • Address:  P.O. Box 68-0822 – Miami, Florida  33168-0822
  • Phone:  850-597-1707
  • Contact Person(s):  Kiah Graham
  • Web Site:  www.siriuswebsolutions.com

Stetson University – English Department

  • Address:  421 N. Woodland Blvd. – DeLand, Florida  32723
  • Phone:  386-822-7720
  • Contact Person(s):  Shawnrece Campbell
  • Web Site:  www.stetson.edu/artsci/english

The Improvement League of Plant City, Inc.

  • Address: 205 Allen St. – Plant City, Florida  33563
  • Phone:  813-545-1390
  • Contact Person(s):  Liesta  Sykes
  • Web Site:  www.improvementleague.com

UNESCO-TST-DUPREE PENTECOSTAL

  • Address:  1825 N. W. 22nd Street – Gainesville, Florida  32605
  • Phone:  352-281-2286
  • Contact Person(s):  Sherry Dupree
  • E-mail:  sherryad@umich.edu or tibbs@ufl.edu

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