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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.

Name Address Phone Director Web Site or E-mail
African American Museum of the Arts 325 S. Clara Avenue, Deland, FL 32721 Mary Allen www.africanmuseumdeland.org
The African American Research Library and Cultural Center 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 954-625-2800 Elaina Norlin http://www.broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/Branches/Pages/AA.aspx
American Beach Deliver to 5400 Ocean Blvd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-0175 Marsha Dean Phelts www.historicamericanbeach.com
ASH Gallery 438 W. Georgia Street, Tallahassee, FL 850-224-1775 Annie S. Harris
Bing Rooming House 205 South Allen Street, Plant City, FL 33563 (813) 757-6760 www.plantcitybinghouse.com
Black Archives, History & Research Foundation of South Florida 5400 NW 22 Avenue, Bldg C, Ste 101, Miami, FL 33142 305-636-2390 Tim Barber www.theblackarchives.org
Black Heritage Museum 312 N. Duss Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-478-1934 Mary and Jimmy Harrell echotourism.com/cultural/blkheritage.htm
Black History & Art Museum 1112 E. Scott SE, Tampa FL (813) 728-4676
Blanchard House Museum 406 Martin Luther King Blvd., Punta Gorda, FL 33951 941-575-7518 Martha Bireda www.charlotteharbortravel.com
Bradenton Family Heritage House Museum 5840 26th Street West (Manatee Community College), Bradenton, FL 941-752-5319
Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum 2240 9th Ave South, St Petersburg, FL (727) 893-7894 Terri Scott www.woodsonmuseum.org
Carver Hill Museum 895 McClelland St., Crestview, FL (850) 682-4003 Samuel Allen
Clara & Eartha M.M. White Mission 613 W Ashley St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-354-4162 Jucoby Pittman www.clarawhitemission.org
Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center 837 SE 7th Ave., Gainesville, FL 352-376-9956 Donna Isaacs www.cce.ufl.edu/cottonclub
Family Heritage House 5840 26th Street West , Bradenton, FL 941-752-5319 www.familyheritagehouse.com
Florida A&M University Carrie Meek/James Eaton Sr. Regional Black Archive and Museum Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL 32307 (850) 599-3020 www.famu.edu/BlackArchives
Fred Hearns Tours Tampa, FL 813-866-5205 fhearns@netzero.net
Gladys Milton Memorial Library Flowerview, FL 850-834-5383
Glover School 5104 Horton Road – Plant City, Florida Gwendolyn Thomas www.historicgloverschool.com
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims, FL 321-264-6595 www.harryharriettemoore.org
Indian Mound Lodge Ft. Walton Beach FL 850-244-1154
J.D. Thomas Cultural Complex 519 Palmetto Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771 407-408-9291 Jami Thomas
Jerkins Community Center 1201 MLK Blvd, Perry, FL 32348 813-964-1062
L. B. Brown House Museum 470 Second Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 863-534-0100 Clifton Lewis www.lbbrown.com
Lee County Black History Society 1936 Henderson Ave., Ft Myers, FL (239) 332-8778 or (239) 332-2880 Nina Rogers www.leecountyblackhistory.com
Little Zion Schoolhouse 3185 Little Zion Rd., Sneads, FL (850) 592-2368
Lyric Theater 819 Northwest 2nd Ave (305) 636-2390
Moseley House Museum 11 Taylor Street, Eatonville, FL 32751 (850) 575-2522 www.zphibfl.org/Moseley.htm
Old Dillard School Museum 1009 NW 4th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 754-322-8828 Derek Davis www.browardschools.com
Old Lincoln High School Memory Room 438 West Brevard Street, Tallahassee, FL 850-891-6552 or 4180
Palm Coast African American Cultural Society 4422 N. US Hwy 1, Palm Coast, Fl. (386) 447-7030 Betty Barbero www.africanamericanculturalcenterpalmcoast.org
Pinellas African American Museum 1101 N Marshall St., Clearwater, FL 206-424-0494 Sandra Rooks pinellascountyaahistoryrmuseum.shutterfly.com/
Pleasant City Family Reunion Committee 2117 N. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 561-832-9799 Eviree Jimerson Clark
Renaissance Park and Tradition Bearers Festivals Marianna, FL 850-482-7497 Danny Sylvester
Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center 376 4th Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904) 241-6923 Jacquelyn Meadows www.rhodalmartinculturalheritagecenter.com
Riley House and Museum 419 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 681-7881 Althemese Barnes www.rileymuseum.org
Ritz Theater and Museum 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 632-5555  ext. 224 Carol J. Alexander www.ritzjacksonville.com
Road Ready Tours 301 N. Tampa 33637 813-964-1062
Sherry Dupree, Rosewood Foundation 1825 NW 22nd Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605 321-264-6595 sherry.dupree@sfcollege.edu
Spady Museum 170 NW 5th Ave., Delray Beach, FL (561) 279-8883 Daisy Fulton www.spadymuseum.com
Virgina Key Beach Park Trust 3861 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 305-960-4600 www.virginiakeybeachpark.net
Walter Smith Library Tampa, FL 813-254-0605 www.wlslibrary.org
Wells’ Built Museum of African American History & Culture 4511 West South Street, Orlando, FL 407-245-7535 Geraldine Thompson www.pastinc.org
The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Arts and Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community Inc. (PEC) 227 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville, FL (407) 647-3307 N.Y.  Nitheri www.zorafestival.com

FAAHPN Affiliates

National Black Tourism Bureau
PO Box 16228 – Pensacola, FL 32507
850 261 0946
info@gcaavb.com

Leon Stubbs-Converse Texas
8618 Chickasaw Bluff – Converse, TX 78109
alexanderleon_2000@yahoo.com

Charlotte Kahl-Converse Texas
OST100 (Old Spanish Trail)
www.oldspanishtrailcentennial.com

Turry Flucker, Director
Louisana State Museum
751 Place John Paul Deaux – New Orleans, LA 70116-3205
(504) 568-6968
tflucker@crt.state.la.us

Alex Thomas- Music Development, Program Manager
Mississippi Development Authority/Tourism
P.O. Box 849 – Jackson, MS 39205-0849
Office: (601) 359-3297
athomas@mississippi.org

Aron Myers
Director of Marketing and Communications
PhD Candidate – FSU English-Writer/Producer
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Dr. Deborah Mack, Independent Cultural Development and Museum Management Consultant
P.O.Box 1987  – Savannah GA 31402

Larry Paarlberg, Museum Director
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
200 Wallace Ave. – Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765/362-5769
www.ben-hur.com

John Franklin, Director
Partnerships and International Programs-The Smithsonian
PO Box 37012, MRC 509 – Washington, DC 20013-7012

Kim Edington, Leon County School District
Multicultural Education Specialist
3955 W. Pensacola Street – Tallahassee, FL 32304
(O) 850-487-7893 ext. 311
edingtonk@leonschools.net

Scott Stroh III, Director
Division of Historical Resources
Florida Department of State
500 South Bronough Street – Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

Mr. Al Pasini, Director
Downtown Improvement Authority
111 South Monroe Street – Tallahassee, FL 32301

Mike Wing, Director
Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation
423 East Virginia Street – Tallahassee, FL 32301

Mr. Lee Daniels, Executive Director
Leon County Tourist Development Department
VISIT Tallahassee
106 East Jefferson Street – Tallahassee, FL 32301


Inaugural Florida African American Museum Network Exchange Project (FAAME) Directors

(…a Florida Legislature and IMLS funded project)

Patricia Whatley
Tajiri Arts Museum, Sanford FL
Geraldine Thompson
Wells Built Museum, Orlando, FL
Martha Bireda
Blanchard House Museum, Punta Gorda, FL
Ju’coby Pittman
Director, Earth & Clara White Mission and Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Clifton Lewis
The Brown House, Bartow, FL
Sandra Rooks
Pinellas African American Museum Clearwater, FL
Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields
The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida
Sharon Coon
Tots N Teens and James Weldon Johnson Heritage Tours