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Honoring Black Heritage & Culture

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for our second annual Honoring Black Heritage and Culture family day event! This year’s theme is African Americans as leaders in the arts. We will 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, thanks to funding from Florida Humanities.

City of Orlando poet laureate Shawn Welcome will kick off the event by sharing his personal story and poetry. Florida craft artists from our Cultural Sustainability and Legacy Planning for Craft Artist project, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Craft Emergency Relief Fund, will participate in a panel discussion and give demonstrations. Young poets from Page 15 will present their writing, and young entrepreneurs will sell Black Bee Honey. You’ll also be able to explore music making, writing, quilting, and more with activities throughout the museum.

Artwork courtesy of Lauren Austin.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 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.