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

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.


Visiting Exhibition:

Tom Rankin, Mound Bayou, 1989

Tom Rankin: Sacred Landscapes of the South

April 15 - July 16

For more than 25 years, Tom Rankin has photographed rural churches and sacred spaces in the South. He returns again and again to the same places, documenting the effects of time and weather in powerful black-and-white film-based photographs captured with his 8 x 10 large-format camera.

Crealdé invites you to this two-venue exhibition of photographs by Rankin, former director for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Please join us for the opening weekend festivities.
Admission is complimentary to all events

Opening reception with photographer Tom Rankin
7 to 9 pm Friday, April 15
Alice & William Jenkins Gallery
Crealdé School of Art
600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, 32792
Also celebrate the opening of The Florida Painters Return to Crealdé in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery.

An Evening with Tom Rankin
in partnershp with Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Reception 5 to 6:30 pm Saturday, April 16
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, 32789
Presentation at 7 pm
Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park
No registration required. Free parking in the SunTrust Garage on East Lyman Avenue – bring your parking ticket to the event for validation.

Special Event:

Julian Chambliss

Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm
Hannibal Square: Evolution of a Dream – A Community Talk with Dr. Julian Chambliss
Coordinator of the Africa and African-American Studies Program at Rollins College, and an expert on urban history and culture, Dr. Julian Chambliss talks about the current state of development in Hannibal Square and how the community can reclaim its cultural heritage through “tactical urbanism.” Both the talk and the reception are free. For more information, visit julianchambliss.com or call 407.628.8196.

The talk is at the Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. After the talk, please join us for a reception at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The program is presented by the Casa Feliz Parlor Series, the Winter Park History Museum Speaker Series and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a program of Crealdé School of Art.

Lilly Carrasquillo at HSHC festival 2015

April 30, 2016
Seventh Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival

The annual festival celebrates culture and diversity through art and music. More than 25 Florida artists offer their works for sale. There’s music by the Porchdogs Cajun and Zydeco Band and Orisirisi African Folklore. A “Kid-folk” workshop culminates in a public parade. Plus there are food trucks with a focus on Soul Food. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Admission and activities are free.


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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.