Hannibal Square Heritage Center                          
  642 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 407-539-2680 Open Wed. - 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.

SUMMER HOURS (Now Thru August)
Admission is Free!


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

Sunday - closed

 

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:

The Sage Project Phase II: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories

April 12-August 31, 2019

Winter Park, FL

On April 12, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center unveiled 17 new portaits and living histories of their most senior residents - now in their 80s and 90s - who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.

The oral interviews were lovingly captured by Heritage Center Historians Fairolyn Livingston and Mary Daniels, both longtime residents as well. The exquisite portraits of these elders were captured by documentary photographer Peter Schreyer.

Adding to the existing Sage Project permanent collection that dates back to 2012, "These histories, however personal, have a familiarity that resonates with residents of African American communities around the country," explains Heritage Center Chief Historian Livingston.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, with additional support from Duke Energy through United Arts of Central Florida. Funding was also provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Special thanks to the Winter Park History Museum for co-hosting the opening reception.

Crealdé School of Art is a nonprofit art organization supported in part by memberships; United Arts of Central Florida; the City of Winter Park; Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs; The Florida Arts Council; The National Endowment for the Arts; and various private foundations.

 

 

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June, 22, 10am-2pm
Winter Park Community Center

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Hannibal Square Heritage Center Juneteenth Celebration will feature performances, storytelling, food vendors and live music. The highlight for the day will be the rededication of the Richard Hall statue. You will also have the chance to stop by the Hannibal Square Heritage Center to see the Sage Project, Phase II.

Highlights:

Now and Then: Hannibal Square Walking Tour with Fairolyn Livingston

The monthly walking tour will resume in the fall.

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.

 

Story Quilting Classes

Learn how to share your stories through quilting, taught by Lauren Austin. These classes are on the first Sunday of each month from 10am-2pm. It is free and open to the public to participate, there's no experience necessary.

See Barbara Chandler's recent Orange TV interview. She talks about all the Hannibal Square Heritage Center offers for seniors, including its Story Quilting classes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=kwV82x8_Kiw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Crealde School of Art City of Winter Park Orange County, Florida United Arts of Central Florida logo Culture Builds Florida
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.