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 Crealdé's 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!


As part of the "Be a Part from the Start" initiative led by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Rollins first-year students journeyed to The Hannibal Square Heritage Center—located less than a mile from campus—to learn about the history of the African-American community in Winter Park.


To see a clip of the Heritage Center Historians in action,
please 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.


Noon-4 pm Tuesday - Thursday
pm Friday
10 am-2 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

In observance of the upcoming holidays, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 2.



Also on display: The Sage Project:
Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories
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.



10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a special evening to honor community members that have been instrumental in making the Hannibal Square Heritage Center a national treasure.

Winter Park Community Center
721 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Hannibal Heroes Opening Reception

Continue the celebration with the unveiling of The Heritage Collection Phase IX: Hannibal Square Heroes, featuring photographs and oral histories of ten West Winter Park natives who have used their lives to give back to the greater community. Live music and light refreshments will be offered.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center
642 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.





The Heritage Collection book cover

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

Since 2002, Peter Schreyer and the Heritage Team have been collecting and researching the history of Hannibal Square, the African-American neighborhood in West Winter Park. This summer, a dream comes true, when the Florida Historical Society publishes 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.

“The Florida Historical Society Press is very pleased to be publishing the new book on the Hannibal Square Heritage Collection,” says Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director for the FHS.

“Florida has always been an incredibly diverse state, and we strive to represent all of our various cultures and communities,” he says. “ This project provides us with a wonderful opportunity to help promote the history of an interesting African-American community through the memories and photographs of its residents. “

There are 50 personal photographs and recorded recollections of residents from West Winter Park included in the new book, representing the collaborative work of the Heritage Team: Fairolyn Livingston, Ronald Habin, Phyllis Moore, Bonnie Swain and Schreyer.

The remarkable histories have been assembled into an attractive and accessible paperback, designed in Switzerland by top European graphic designer Peter Scholl (scholldesign.com), who Schreyer has known since childhood.

The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection was released May 19-21, during the statewide conference of the Florida Historical Society in Orlando.

Schreyer adds that a further strength of the alliance with the FHS is that they publish affordable books, which are made available in libraries around the country.

The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection is available for sale at the Heritage Center and the Crealdé Art & Gift Shop.

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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.