Hannibal Square Heritage Center                          
  642 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 407-539-2680 Open Tues. - Thurs. noon - 4pm, Fri. noon - 5pm, Sat. 10am - 2pm
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The Hannibal Square Heritage Center Blog

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center was established in 2007 by Crealdé School of Art, in partnership with residents from the Hannibal Square community (west Winter Park) and the City of Winter Park. It is a tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community.

The Heritage Center hosts the award-winning Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park, a permanent, museum-quality exhibition of more than 100 framed, archival pieces that capture the lives of Winter Park’s African-American community spanning the 20th century, and The Hannibal Square Timeline which documents significant local and national events in African-American history since the Emancipation Proclamation.

The center also offers a rotating Visiting Exhibition Series, community-created public art installations, as well as educational programs and that explore the African-American experience, black heritage, cultural preservation and Southern folklore.

Experience local history told
by the people who have lived it!


As part of the "Be a Part from the Start" initiative led by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Rollins first-year students journeyed to The Hannibal Square Heritage Center—located less than a mile from campus—to learn about the history of the African-American community in Winter Park.


To see a clip of the Heritage Center Historians in action,
please click here.

Events and Exhibitions

Permanent Collection:

The Heritage Collection:
Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park

A unique exhibition of history told by the residents who have lived it.

Permanent Collection

Hours Open:

Tuesday - Thursday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
closed Mondays.

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.

Next Collection Day TBA.


Visiting Exhibition:

One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia
Continuing through June 29

This two-venue exhibition is also on display at Crealdé School of Art's Jenkins Gallery and features silver prints that span Georgia photographer Paul Kwilecki's (1928-2009) artistic career and is on loan from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Kwilecki was born in Bainbridge, Georgia and died there in 2009. "While Paul ranks among the most important documentary phtographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the least well-known," says Tom Rankin, former director of the Center for Documentary Studies and longtime Kwilecki mentor.

Pictured: "Dress in the rain, 1961" by Paul Kwilecki

Kwilecki, Dress in the Rain

Upcoming Exhibition:

Business as Community Life: Winter Park 2013
July 18 - Oct. 25

This is a collaboration between Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Park Historical Association. As a reflection of contemporary culture, a cross section of businesses were selected for this documentary, creating a valuable historic record for the future. Twelve advanced Crealdé students, under the direction of professional documentary photographers Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye, photographed 28 businesses, chosen on their value as historic arcchitecture or long-term presence in the community. Opening reception and gallery talk: 7-9 pm Friday, July 18.






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The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a project of the City of Winter Park and the Community Redevelopment Agency, operated by Crealdé School of Art, a non-profit organization, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Winter Park. Crealdé School of Art is a non-profit art organization supported in part by memberships, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; United Arts of Central Florida; and various private foundations.