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

mrs talbert

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:



Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean

Opening Reception Part 1: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, with a brief presentation at 7:45 p.m. by Peter Schreyer, Director/CEO, and Barbara Tiffany, Curator, Crealdé School of Art; and Dr. Laurence J. Ruggiero, Director, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Opening Reception Part 2: 8 to 10 p.m. at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, with jazz performed by the Chuck Archard Trio and featuring a selection of Hugh McKean’s paintings that capture the African-American community in Central Florida.

Exhibition dates: February 2 to May 19, 2018

Crealdé presents a rare display of paintings created by Hugh McKean (1908-1995) and Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-1989) on loan from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park. The philanthropic work of the two local legends is well known and their Morse Museum is a permanent reminder of the couple’s grand legacy, but this two-gallery exhibition curated by Barbara Tiffany reveals their more private accomplishments as formally trained artists.

Pictured: Jeannette Genius McKean and Hugh McKean with big easel, 1955

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation.









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.


Let's Talk Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

James Baldwin Book Series

The works of renowned American novelist and social critic, James Baldwin, will be front and center during the “Let’s Talk Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” book club series in Winter Park, Florida this January through March 2018. Taking place at both the Winter Park Public Library (WPPL) and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center the first two Sundays of each month, January through March 2018, the series will spotlight the author’s essays and films addressing racial and class intricacies in Western society as well as the role of activism.

To see a full calendar of this series please visit our facebook events pages or the Winter Park Public Library website, www.wppl.org or call 407-623-3300.



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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.