Exhibits

broad and diverse history of Jacksonville exhibitExhibit: Broad and Diverse History of Jacksonville

Durkeeville Historical Society, 1293 W 19th Street, Jacksonville, installed an exhibit in City Hall to showcase some of the broad and diverse history of Jacksonville. They were joined in this effort by four other historical museums in the area.  If you are visiting the Jacksonville area in the near future stop by and view the creation!

Exhibit Dates: January 20 – June 30, 2017

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Jacksonville City Hall – 117 W. Duval Street – Jacksonville, FL 32202

For more information call (904) 598-9567 or visit www.durkeevillehistoricalsociety.com.

Civil Rights Timeline Exhibit featuring Harry T. Moore

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore houseDescription:  The featured exhibit at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum is a timeline of the Civil Rights Movement proceeding from the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 through the Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964. Major contributions of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore to the Civil Rights Movement are depicted parallel to other events of National renown in American History.

Admission:  Free

Location:  Harry T. & Harriette V. Memorial Park and Museum – 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims, Florida 32754

Phone:  321-264-6595

Hours of Operation:  10am to 7pm daily; weekends for 15 or more by appointment only

Parking:  70 spaces with 7 being ADA compliant

For more information:  www.harryharriettemoore.org

Distant Places: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Aaron

Distant Places exhibitDescription:  Eugene Aaron, a U.S. Army veteran, retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, art connoisseur and philanthropist is a native of Sebring, Fla. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Aaron began collecting art in the United States and began purchasing artwork in the different countries he visited. In 2009, Aaron donated an impressive gift of 37 original paintings and art pieces to FAMU. The works included 16 paintings from America, seven from Suriname, five from Paraguay, three from Mexico, three from Cuba and three whose ethnic origins are not identified. The art exhibition will run through April 2015.

Admission:  Free

Location:  Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum – 445 Gamble Street – Tallahassee, Fla. 32307

Exhibition Dates:  May 2014 thru April 2015

Phone:  850-599-3020

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Parking:  Please contact FAMU Parking Services at 850-561-2203

For more information:  Contact Angelica Washington at 850-599-3020 or send an e-mail to blackarchives@famu.edu.

Web Site:  www.famu.edu/BlackArchives

Henceforth and Forever Free: The Long Road to Emancipation

Description:  In the American mind, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves with the stroke of his pen by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. In reality, the road to emancipation was a long, complex, and tortuous one that would end with the brutal and bloody Civil War.  Rather than a single action, the emancipation of enslaved African Americans was a process involving the convergence of several forces which created a pivotal point in United States history. In this exhibit, the forces and conditions which led to the emancipation of the enslaved will be examined. This exhibit refutes the myth of African Americans as passive recipients of freedom, and affirms their active role in achieving their own freedom.

Admission:  Free

Location:   The Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County
406 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. – Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Exhibition Dates:  Currently on display until May 23, 2015

Phone:  (941)575-7518

Hours of Operation:  Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Sat. by request)

Parking:  Free on street parking

For more information:  Martha R. Bireda at (941)575-7518 or send an e-mail to Biredagrp5@yahoo.com

Web Site:  www.blanchardhousemuseum.us

News of Freedom: Blacks During Enslavement and EmancipationNews of Freedom exhibit

Description:  The roots of the modern-day New Year’s Eve watch night service dates back to December 31, 1862 and the anticipated signing of the Emancipation Proclamation when thousands of bondsmen waited anxiously on the “eve of freedom.” In the pursuing days, African Americans celebrated the “News of Freedom” with prayer, song, music, dance, food and fellowship. This exhibition chronicles the experiences of African Americans during this period through rare memorabilia from the 1860s that includes authentic slave chains, original Civil War muskets and bullets, anti-slavery documents and newspapers, advertisements, books, sculptures and other regalia.

Admission:  Free

Location:  Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum – 445 Gamble Street – Tallahassee, Fla. 32307

Exhibition Dates:  May 2014 thru January 2015

Phone:  850-599-3020

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Parking:  Please contact FAMU Parking Services at 850-561-2203

For more information:  Contact Angelica Washington at 850-599-3020 or send an e-mail to blackarchives@famu.edu.

Web Site:  www.famu.edu/BlackArchives

The Trayvon Martin Journey from Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL and Orlando, FL and Washington D.C.

Description:  Photography exhibition by photojournalist, Duane Fernandez.

Admission:  Free

Location:  African American Museum of the Arts – 325 South Clara Avenue – DeLand, FL 32720

Opening Reception: September 27, 2014 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: October 1, 2014 – November 15, 2014

Phone:  386-736-4004

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Parking:  Parking is available and is accessible to handicap parking

For more information:  www.africanmuseumdeland.org/calendar.htm

 

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