The 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 over 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
The Heritage Collection:
Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park
A unique exhibition of history told by the residents who have lived it.
Tuesday - Thursday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Next Collection Day TBA.
Through September 7, 2013
Preaching to the Trees and the Animals: The Folk Art of O.L. Samuels.
The Heritage Center is delighted to feature one of America’s most noted folk artists. The Tallahassee artist shows his elaborately carved wood sculptures that manifest his love for the natural world. The exhibition also features two large carved animal sculptures from the collection of the Mennello Museum of American Art. Curated by Crealdé Executive Director Peter Schreyer.
September 20 to January 11
Jenkins and Heritage Center Galleries–
Art from the Heart of Florida.
The two-venue exhibition is inspired by the diversity of talented visual artists who call Central Florida home. There is a certain “Florida state of mind” that is reflective of the art produced in the center of the state. The focus of the show is to highlight the work of
area artists representing diverse media, including ceramics, sculpture, paintings and
photography. Curated by Executive Director Peter Schreyer and Director of Painting &
Drawing Henry Sinn. Opening reception Friday, September 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Jenkins Gallery followed by a musical performance and continued reception at the Heritage Center from 8:30 to 10 p.m.