October 19, 2010
Sharing the Heritage – Historical photos from the Rhonda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center added to the FAAHPN photo gallery.
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September 20-25, 2010
JOHN FRANKLIN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS, – NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM-THE SMITHSONIAN, TOURED CENTRAL FLORIDA NETWORK SITES WITH ALTHEMESE BARNES AND DR. ANTHONY DIXON AS GUIDES. VISITED WERE: WELL’S BUILT MUSEUM IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA; EATONVILLE, FLORIDA; J.D. THOMAS CULTURAL CENTER IN SANFORD, FLORIDA; BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM IN NEW SMYRNA; HARRY T. MOORE CULTURAL COMPLEX IN MIMS, FLORIDA; L. B. BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM IN BARTOW, FLORIDA; PINELLAS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA; CARTER G. WOODSON MUSEUM IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA AND OTHER HISTORICAL SITES ALONG THE WAY.
August 3-6, 2011
The Riley House Museum and Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network have been chosen to host the prestigious 2011 Association of African American Museums Conference in Tallahassee, Florida on August 3-6, 2011. The official announcement was made at the August 2010 AAAM Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Florida African American Network Accomplishments:
Florida Historical Commission – Althemese Barnes, Executive Director of the Riley Center/Museum, and Dr. David Jackson, professor of history at FAMU and Riley Center/Museum Board of Directors, were members of the Florida Historical Commission (FHC) from FY2002-FY2004, during which time 13 African American Historic projects were funded by the commission. Members of the Network now serve on state and local grant panels across the State of Florida and are presenters at state and national conferences. The Network is a Local Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Collections of network members are being archived and recorded on the network web page. The Riley Center/Museum and Florida Network have been selected to host the prestigious Association of African American Museum Conference in Tallahassee in August 2011. Prior locations in recent years: Birmingham, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; Baton Rouge La; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Florida Black Heritage Trail
Florida Historical Commission – Althemese Barnes, Executive Director of the Riley Center/Museum, and Dr. David Jackson, professor of history at FAMU and Riley Center/Museum Board of Directors, were members of the Florida Historical Commission (FHC) from FY2002-FY2004, during which time 13 African American Historic projects were funded by the FHC. Southeast Regional African American Heritage Preservation Alliance, an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Southern Office.
Celebrating African-American Heritage!
Dr. Lonnie Bunch, Director, National African American Museum, The Smithsonian, toured Florida (Jacksonville, St Augustine, Tallahassee and points in between) as guest of the John G. Riley House & Museum and Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network. On July 30 2009, to local, state and national public officials and community leaders he unveiled the plan for the National Museum on the Washington DC Mall-scheduled to officially open in 2015.