2017 FAAHPN Biennial Conference

FAAHPN Biennial Conference May 17 – 20, 2017


Thanks to all who responded to the invitation to attend the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network Conference. Regrettably, all spaces have been filled and no more registrations will be accepted, effective May 10, 2017.  Please review our website FAAHPN for information about other Network activities and to make plans to visit the various museums and cultural institutions that are displayed in our Heritage Trail Mobile App and in the Florida Black Heritage Trail Guide.


  • Early Registration – $119 (Applies to tickets purchased by April 15, 2017)
    Includes admission to all events.
  • Full Conference Registration – $149 (Applies to tickets purchased after April 15, 2017)
    Includes admission to all events.
  • 1-Day Registration – $59 (Leon Educators and Thursday Workshops)
  • 7th Annual U.S. Colored Troops Emancipation & Abolitionist Ball – $50 (May 19, 2017, 8pm-11pm)

Conference Documents


Doubletree HotelDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee
101 South Adams Street – Tallahassee, Florida 32301-7774
Phone Number: 850-224-5000

NOTE: Conference hotel rates are no longer available at the DoubleTree hotel. Please check one of the hotels listed below for accommodations.

Aloft Hotel
200 North Monroe Street – Tallahassee, FL, 32301
Phone: 850-513-0313
Web Site: www.alofttallahassee.com

Hotel Duval
415 North Monroe Street – Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-224-6000
Web Site: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlhak-hotel-duval-autograph-collection/

[ Conference Schedule ]
WEDNESDAY –  MAY 17, 201712:00 Noon – 4:00 pm
FAAHPN and Cast the Net Directors Leadership Convening (By Invitation)THURSDAY –  MAY 18, 20178:00 am – 4:15 pm

  • Conference Opening Plenary Session: Partnerships Across the Globe (featuring John Franklin, National African American
    Museum of History & Culture)
  • Concurrent Conference Break-Out Sessions
  • Legacy Luncheon: Vitality and 21st Century Museums (featuring Paula Gangopadhy, Deputy Director for Museum Services, Washington, D.C.)
  • Concurrent Break-Out Sessions
  • Welcome Reception 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Musical Walk Down Memory Lane
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FRIDAY – MAY 19, 2017

  • OST (Old Spanish Trail) Conference Lecture: “Texas to California-Builders and Highways” Leroy Collins Public Library
  • Landmarks & Legacy Tour
  • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Options)
    USCT Abolitionist Ball – Ticketed Event and Shriners Club Open House

SATURDAY – MAY 20, 2017

  • Changing America-Annual Emancipation “Freedom Day in Florida” presented by the DOS Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida
    African American Heritage Preservation Network: USCT and Leon County Schools Old City Cemetary Commemorative Service; Official Reading of Proclamation; Picnic in the Park
  • Resource Cafe’ Individual Consultations: Technology, Social Media, Grant Availability – DoubleTree Hotel 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Academic Scholars
  • Anthropologists, Historians, & Archivists
  • Art Enthusiasts
  • Artisans & Authors
  • College & Graduate Museum Studies Program Reps
  • College & Graduate Students
  • Grant Writers & Development Officers
  • Heritage & Eco-tourism Professionals
  • Historic Preservationists/Genealogists
  • History Buffs
  • Museum Professionals (Founders, Directors, Educators
    and Administrators)
  • Primary & Secondary Educators (Social Studies/Civics)
  • Researchers/Fellows
  • Travel Writers & Bloggers
  • University Faculty


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