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:

Vibrant Vision: African Diaspora & African American Artists’ Works from the Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman Collection

Grandma's Hands

The 26-piece selection in this exhibit reflects themes of work, love, belonging and spirituality. With outstanding African American artists such as Clementine Hunter, Elizabeth Catlett, Hale Woodruff, Romare Howard Bearden and more, these works of art of range from the late 1930s to the present and represent artists throughout the Caribbean and United States. The range of artists offers a deep look into diverse cultural influences that have shaped American art over the past hundred years.

*Image credit – Ulysses Marshall, Grandma’s Hands, 2005, Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″


Hannibal Square Heritage Center Holiday Potluck / Open House

Friday, December 14th from 12 pm to 3 pm

Calling all friends, community, and family. Drop in, bring a dish and celebrate with us! Hannibal Square Heritage Center Holiday Potluck/ Open House is from 12 pm to 3 pm on Friday, December 14th. 


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.


James Baldwin Book Club

Together with the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, Winter Park Public Library announces the organizations’ next annual James Baldwin Book Club series with monthly discussions and film screenings of notable works about the African American experience.  The six-month series began on September 9 and will take place each second Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. through March 10, 2019.

The 2018 – 2019 James Baldwin Book Club series schedule includes:

  • Septempter 9, 2018: Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
  • October 14, 2018: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  • November 11, 2018: A Wrinkle in Time, Director Ava DuVernay
  • January 13, 2019: Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo' by Zora Neale Hurston
  • February 10, 2019: Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War, narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.  
  • March 10, 2019: Becoming A Black Woman by Dr. Ruth D. Edwards*
  • Dr. Edwards’ book is available for purchase at Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

The series’ book discussions will take place at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, and films will be screened at the Winter Park Public Library and Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center. Enrollment is requested with sign-up at https://www.wppl.org/baldwin-book-club or call 407-623-3300, ext. 3.


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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.