Hannibal Square Heritage Center                          
  642 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 407-539-2680 Open Tues. - Thurs. noon - 4pm, Fri. noon - 5pm, Sat. 10am - 2pm
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Welcome to Hannibal Square Heritage Center!

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center was established in 2007 by Crealdé School of Art, in partnership with residents from the Hannibal Square community (west Winter Park) and the City of Winter Park. It is a tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community.

The Heritage Center hosts the award-winning Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park, a permanent, museum-quality exhibition of more than 100 framed, archival pieces that capture the lives of Winter Park’s African-American community spanning the 20th century, and The Hannibal Square Timeline which documents significant local and national events in African-American history since the Emancipation Proclamation.

The center also offers a rotating Visiting Exhibition Series, community-created public art installations, as well as educational programs and that explore the African-American experience, black heritage, cultural preservation and Southern folklore.

Experience local history told
by the people who have lived it!

 

 

To see a tour of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center click here.

Events and Exhibitions

Permanent Collection:

The Heritage Collection:
Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park

A unique exhibition of history told by the residents who have lived it.

REGULAR HOURS (Admission is Free!)

Monday - closed
Tuesday 12-4 pm
Wednesday 12-4 pm
Thursday 12-4 pm
Friday 12-5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

 

The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories

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To see a brief video click here

The Sage Project is part of the permanent collection at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, with photographs by Peter Schreyer and oral stories written by Chief Historian Fairolyn Livingston.

 

 

The Heritage Collection book cover

The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories
(Florida Historical Society, $25)

 

 

 

The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories is available for sale at the Heritage Center and the Crealdé Art & Gift Shop $25

Since 2002, Peter Schreyer and Chief Historian Fairolyn Livingston along with members of the Heritage Team have been collecting and researching the history of Hannibal Square, the African-American neighborhood in West Winter Park. Last summer, a dream came true, when the Florida Historical Society published a book that chronicles the community project that resulted in the founding of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and the permanent collections that are always on display. 

 

Current and Upcoming Exhibits:

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Storytellers XVII: West of the East Coast Tracks
New Smyrna Beach teens give us insight into their changing world

Opening Reception: Friday, May 25, 7-9 pm

During the 10-week intensive program, the 10 teens learned from Crealdé professionals how to use a 35mm camera and how to tell compelling stories through documentary photography, with the goal of exploring and capturing the heritage of their west-side African-American community in New Smyrna Beach. The Storytellers program is a grant-supported project that is offered at no cost to the participants with all materials and equipment provided. During the 10-week intensive program, the 10 teens learned from Crealdé professionals how to use a 35mm camera and how to tell compelling stories through documentary photography, with the goal of exploring and capturing the heritage of their west-side African-American community in New Smyrna Beach. The Storytellers program is a grant-supported project that is offered at no cost to the participants with all materials and equipment provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights:

Juneteenth Celebration

Join Us: Saturday, June 16, 11am - 3pm

The Heritage Center Juneteenth Celebration will feature performances and storytelling including a presentation of the H.I.S. Project, Lost But Not Forgotten, a live reenactment of the renowned educator and activist, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Storyteller, Minny the Mule. There will be live music including steel drums, food, and more. This celebration will be free and open to the public. Cultural collaborators include the Winter Park Public Library and AARP Orlando. As part of the event, activities and performances will also be at the Winter Park Amphitheatre.

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, nearly two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

 

Now and Then: Hannibal Square Walking Tour with Fairolyn Livingston

Join us for a walking tour, provided every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 11:30 am, call the Heritage Center to reserve your spot!! $10 per person, $5 with student ID.

Now and Then

Explore Hannibal Square, Winter Park on a guided walking tour with Chief Historian Fairolyn Livingston. Hannibal Square was a segregated self-sustaining community; segregation created the necessity and opportunity for entrepreneurship so it was a successful vibrant thriving community. Along the walking tour you will see historic sites such as Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Welbourne Day Care and Nursery founded in 1927 and the Masonic Lodge constructed in 1927.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a project of the City of Winter Park and the Community Redevelopment Agency, operated by Crealdé School of Art, a non-profit organization, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Winter Park. Crealdé School of Art is a non-profit art organization supported in part by memberships, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; United Arts of Central Florida; and various private foundations.