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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You can make a difference

Individual, family and corporate gifts can fund an individual exhibition, an artist residency, scholarships for neighborhood children, field trip opportunities for school groups, matting and framing of additional Heritage Collection photographs, and facility/technology improvements. Gifts can be customized to meet the donor’s objectives.


Since the Heritage Center offers the majority of its programming at no cost to the community, Crealdé School of Art relies on grants from private and public sources and the generous donations of individuals, local businesses and corporations. The Heritage Center is always interested in creating and expanding new partnerships with organizations that would like to be associated with the unique and meaningful offerings at the center. The center’s needs include a wide range of in-kind donations and services from entertainment and art installation to computer maintenance and repair.

Opportunities to Fund Programs

  • Scholarships for Community Youth: Students can attend the Young Artists Program (ages 5 to 12) with visual art class in painting & drawing, ceramics, sculpture or photography on Crealdé’s main campus ($130).
  • Summer Art Camp Scholarship (ages 8 to 12) to attend a two-week, all-day visual art program ($400).
  • Sponsor new Heritage Collection pieces. Sponsorship pays for research, photography, oral history writing and archival matting and framing of a new addition to the Heritage Collection ($500 per piece). The sponsor’s name will be permanently listed inside of the framed photograph.
  • Storytellers: A 10 week class using documentary photography and caption writing to give 12 students, ages 13-17, an opportunity to express themselves in pictures and words while artistically rediscovering their cultural heritage, neighborhood, families and friends. Includes a professionally framed exhibition and public opening reception ($5,000). The sponsor’s name will be listed on all publicity, invitation and will be prominently displayed in the exhibition.

To contribute or for more information, contact Peter Schreyer, Heritage Center Founder and Crealdé Executive Director, 407-671-1886 or Barbara Chandler, Heritage Center Manager, at bchandler@Crealde.org


We welcome you to become a member of the Crealdé School of Art, which offers a number of membership opportunities. Please CLICK HERE to see the donor levels and benefits to you and the Central Florida community.

Among the options, please note the Friend of Hannibal Square Heritage Center donor level for $100, which offers these benefits:

• $20 regular fee waiver for Crealdé classes & workshops.

• Invitations to gallery openings, education programs and special events.

• Special discounts with our business partners. See the list HERE.

• Receive mailed copy of printed Program Guide three times per year.

• PLUS receive an additional 10 percent off workshops.

• PLUS receive an invitation to the annual Circle of Friends appreciation event.

The Advocate donor level for $250 includes all of the above benefits

• PLUS the option to designate membership dollars exclusively to the Heritage Center.

• PLUS receive a 10 percent discount items in the Crealdé Art & Gift Shop.

Crealdé Endowment

The Heritage Center is a program of Crealdé School of Art. Contributing to the endowment ensures continuation of programming and sustainability. To contribute, contact Peter Schreyer, Heritage Center Founder and Crealdé Executive Director, 407-671-1886.


Become Part of the Heritage Center Volunteer Docent Program

Volunteers of the Heritage Center greet visitors and introduce them to exhibitions and activities at the new facility. They are trained by the Heritage Center Manager and Hannibal Square historian, Fairolyn Livingston, who has undergone extensive training through the Orange County Regional History Center.

As a volunteer docent, your most important job will be to introduce The Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park, the Crealdé School of Art’s most unique and award-winning outreach project. This on-going, community-based project celebrates the heritage, character, and contributions made by Winter Park’s African-American community. As a community member, you are uniquely qualified to speak on this subject, and your insights and memories are a very important part of the experience.

The following excerpt from a letter received from a visitor in 2009 illustrates the impact that the Heritage Center has on its visitors:

“…Living out in Windermere, neither Helene nor I had previously seen the Center, although for many years we have driven through the “west side” when visiting Winter Park—without, we must confess, too much thought about the African-American community that had for so long lived and worked there. For us, the Center and its wonderful exhibits were a startling, eye-opening experience.”

If you are interested in volunteering with the Heritage Center, please contact Docent Manger Fairolyn Livingston flivingston@Crealde.org.

Contribute to The Heritage Collection at the next Heritage Day!

Do you have an old photo from west Winter Park? Bring it in (you’ll get it back!) during the Community Heritage Collection Days

Heritage Days are held once per year. The next Heritage Day is scheduled for:

Date: To Be Announced, 2011

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center

During the Heritage Days at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a team of community historians, anthropologists and documentary photographers gather the photos and stories that become the next phase of The Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park. Since its inception of the Heritage Days in 2001, seven community Heritage Days have been held, resulting in over 100 framed pieces for the collection.

The objective of the Heritage Days is to collect photographs of and information about family and community life of west-side residents, including important buildings and businesses in the old African-American community. In addition, the Crealdé Heritage Team seeks to collect documentation from the broader Winter Park community, especially old Winter Park families, that include west-side residents as chauffeurs, nannies, cooks, gardeners and the like. Such photographs would add an important new perspective to the collection, exploring the interracial relationships within our city. While the city was politically and socially divided for most of the 20th century, there were countless professional and personal relationships among Winter Park residents that reached across the racially dividing railroad tracks, from the east to the west side. In addition, there are many west-side families who have no photographs of their parents and grandparents in their early days. Locating such images would be extremely meaningful for such families.

On the next Heritage Day, residents should bring the original photographs (not photo copies or newspaper articles) to the Heritage Center (see date and time above). The Crealdé Heritage Team will make modern archival prints of the original photographs, conduct oral history interviews and take portraits of the individuals sharing their personal stories. Original photographs will be returned that day, so you do not have to be parted from the treasured original photograph.

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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.