The Heritage Collection:
Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park
A unique exhibition of history told by the residents who have lived it.
Noon-4 pm Tuesday - Thursday
Noon-5 pm Friday
10 am-2 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
Also on display: The Sage Project:
Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories
To see a brief video click here
The Sage Project is part of the permanent collection at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, with photographs by Peter Schreyer.
The Heritage Collection VIII: The Collins Family
July 22 - September 3, 2016
Opening reception 7-9 pm Friday, July 22
A new addition to Hannibal Square Heritage Center’s permanent collection of documentary photography and oral histories will be celebrated this summer with the opening of "The Heritage Collection Phase VIII: The Collins Family."
This is the first time that an exhibition as a new phase to the collection has been dedicated to one family’s archive, which is due in part because the patriarch of the family, George Leon Collins Jr., a WWII Army veteran, was an amateur photographer who even maintained his own darkroom in the family’s Hannibal Square home.
News & Events:
The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories
(Florida Historical Society, $25)
Since 2002, Peter Schreyer and the Heritage Team have been collecting and researching the history of Hannibal Square, the African-American neighborhood in West Winter Park. This summer, a dream comes true, when the Florida Historical Society publishes a book that chronicles the community project that resulted in the founding of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and the permanent collections that are always on display.
“The Florida Historical Society Press is very pleased to be publishing the new book on the Hannibal Square Heritage Collection,” says Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director for the FHS.
“Florida has always been an incredibly diverse state, and we strive to represent all of our various cultures and communities,” he says. “ This project provides us with a wonderful opportunity to help promote the history of an interesting African-American community through the memories and photographs of its residents. “
There are 50 personal photographs and recorded recollections of residents from West Winter Park included in the new book, representing the collaborative work of the Heritage Team: Fairolyn Livingston, Ronald Habin, Phyllis Moore, Bonnie Swain and Schreyer.
The remarkable histories have been assembled into an attractive and accessible paperback, designed in Switzerland by top European graphic designer Peter Scholl (scholldesign.com), who Schreyer has known since childhood.
The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection was released May 19-21, during the statewide conference of the Florida Historical Society in Orlando.
Schreyer adds that a further strength of the alliance with the FHS is that they publish affordable books, which are made available in libraries around the country.
The Hannibal Square Heritage Collection is available for sale at the Heritage Center and the Crealdé Art & Gift Shop.