WELCOME TO THE HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER
The Heart of Winter Park’s
Historic African American West Side
Experience local history told by the people who have lived it.
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 200 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 that explore the African-American experience, black heritage, cultural preservation and Southern folklore.