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Honoring Black Heritage and Culture

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Historical Society of Central Florida for their second annual Honoring Black Heritage and Culture family day event! This year’s theme is African Americans as leaders in the arts. Explore the tremendous impact Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. The day will include performances, speakers, and activities for all ages. Museum admission is free on this date.

The event will include poetry readings by Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome and youth empowerment group Page 15. There will be an artist showcase featuring Florida craft artists from our Cultural Sustainability and Legacy Planning for Craft Artist project in collaboration with Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Additional participants include Black Bee Honey and Summer’s Kitchen and fun activities for all ages will be available throughout the building!

Funding for this program is provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with Historical Society of Central Florida. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 17 @ 10:00 am -
February 17 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Shawn Welcome, Orlando Poet Laureate
Event Fee:
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Event Contact:

Cheyenne Stastyshyn
(407) 836-8580

Event Venue:

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
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Venue Phone:
(407) 836-8516

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