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
In observance of the upcoming holidays, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 2.
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.
Folk & Urban Art Festival:
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
642 West New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Join us for the 8th Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festiva! The festival celebrates culture and diversity through art and music, featuring the works of local artists, including Mary Ann Carroll of the Florida Highwaymen. Music by the Porchdogs Cajun & Zydeco Band. Vejigante Mask Making and the Guerilla Dancer of Orisirisi African Folklore will also be performing. And our “kid-folk” workshop will culminate in a public parade. Free admission.
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.