Spady Cultural to be Recognized as “Best Local Cultural Institution”

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Spady Cultural to be Recognized as “Best Local Cultural Institution” at Annual Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism

Delray Beach, FL – (April 15, 2019) – On May 10, 2019, the community leaders who manage The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will be honored by their peers in the tourism industry for their work in pushing cultural contributions to the front of Florida’s many offerings.

Museum Director Charlene Farrington, Chief Financial Officer Sharon Blake, Museum Founder Vera Farrington and board members of EPOCH, the nonprofit organization that operates the museum, will be in attendance at the 2nd Annual Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism. The group will be presented with the “Best Local Cultural Institution” award. The award presentation will be held from 12:30-2:15 p.m. during the “Best of the Best Tourism Power Players Awards Luncheon” at the Signature Grand, 6900 SR 84, Davie, FL 33317.

The 2nd Annual Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism will welcome local, regional and national tourism leaders; hospitality and travel professionals; and tourism-related small business owners to convene to share best practices in cultural and heritage tourism. The Summit will showcase cultural and heritage tourism businesses that are expanding the scope and economic impact in historical neighborhoods and multicultural communities.

To learn more about the Summit, held May 9-11, visit https://www.culturalheritagesummit.com/

Since opening in 2001, the Spady Museum has become a destination for arts, culture, education, history and collaboration in Delray Beach. Located in the historic home of a civil rights activist and educator, Solomon Spady, the museum now welcomes visitors and guests from around the world. They come because they hear about the workshops, film screenings, arthouse concert series, youth camps, book readings and artists’ talks that have turned the small house into a big tourism presence.

The Spady Museum offers a full schedule of Ride & Remember Bus Tours, exhibits, and annual programs that have become “must-attend” events in South Florida. Additionally, the museum’s Williams Cottage hosts a wide range of gatherings, from sorority meetings to cooking classes.

“A large part of our tourism audience are from other cultures who are curious about African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American contributions to South Florida and our country,” said Farrington. “We feel it is our mission to share our true legacy and gifts in a way that is authentic and accurate. There is a market for cultural knowledge and interaction, and we are thrilled to be a recognized as a leader in this space.”

BACKGROUND: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum of its kind in Palm Beach County. Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, it is dedicated to showcasing the African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to the artistic landscape of Florida and the U.S. Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $10; Members are free. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.com

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