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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Welcome to Crealdé's Hannibal Square Heritage Center!

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.

REGULAR HOURS

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.

 

Visiting Exhibition:

Grady Kimsey, "The Survivor"

Pictured: Grady Kimsey, The Survivor, 1947, 18 x 32 inches, oil on canvas, collection of the artist

February 5th to April 2nd, 2016

Art Legends of Orange County: Grady Kimsey – The Right of Passage, Works from the 1940s to the Present
at the Crealdé Main Campus Galleries.

Art Legends of Orange County: Grady Kimsey – Progressions, Works by Former Students at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Featuring Henry Sinn, Randy Smith, Cheryl Smith, KYLE, Pam Coffman, Sa Sisaleumsak, Terry Sisaleumsak, Jay Spalding, Carlos Richmond, Melissa Kimsey-Hickman, Paula Pell, Greg Freeman, Cindy Freeman, Lynn Warnicke and Marty Whipple.

With eight decades of life experiences to draw upon for inspiration, Grady Kimsey enjoys critical and popular success as a sculptor, potter, painter and instructor. He earned his B.A. in fine arts from the University of Tennessee in 1950, and then completed his master's in education from Rollins College in Winter Park in 1969. Kimsey served as a professor of art for 20 years at Seminole Community College, where he founded the Fine Arts Gallery in 1980. His awards are many, including The Council of Arts and Sciences for Central Florida Award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Arts" and a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. In the dual exhibitions co-curated by Barbara Tiffany, Curator of Gallery Exhibitions and Manager of Painting & Drawing, and David Cumbie, Sculpture Garden Curator and Sculpture Studio Manager, both Grady Kimsey's enduring creative spirit and his extensive mentorship over many decades are honored.

Please join us for a special night of celebrations with two Opening Receptions for two exhibitions honoring Art Legend of Orange County Grady Kimsey.

Progressions, Works by Former Students
6 to 8 pm Friday, February 5th, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park.

The Right of Passage, Works from the 1940s to the Present
7 to 9 pm Friday, February 5th, at the Crealdé Main Campus Galleries.

Events

Gallery Talk and Tour with the Curator
7 to 9 pm Friday, February 19th
11 am to 1 pm Friday, April 1st
Crealdé Main Campus Galleries
Join Barbara Tiffany for a walk through the exhibition of lifelong works by Grady Kimsey, followed by questions.

Artists Talk
2 to 4 pm Sunday, March 6th
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Some of the 15 exhibiting artists talk about the influence of their mentor.

 

Special Event:

Lilly Carrasquillo at HSHC festival 2015

April 30, 2016
Seventh Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival
The annual festival celebrates culture and diversity through art and music. More than 25 Florida artists offer their works for sale, including members of the original Florida Highwaymen and the B-Side Artists collective. There’s music by the Porchdogs Cajun and Zydeco Band and Orisirisi African Folklore. A “Kid-folk” workshop culminates in a public parade. Food trucks. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Admission and activities are free.

Through February 21, 2016 at the Orange County Regional History Center
100 Years of Hannibal Square, Historic and Contemporary Photographs of West Winter Park
Hannibal Square Heritage Center's permanent collection of historic photogrpahs and oral histories collected from the African-American community are on display, along with documentary portraits taken by Peter Schreyer in 2012 for The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories.

 

 

 
 
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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.