Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424
The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in the historic West Settlers District of Delray Beach, is dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing the African-American history and heritage of Florida. Located in the former home of the late Solomon D. Spady, the most prominent African American educator and community leader in Delray Beach from 1922 to 1957, the museum opened in July 2001 and is the only African American Cultural Heritage museum of its kind in Palm Beach County.

It has become a destination for people of all cultures seeking information about Florida’s early black communities and culture. The museum has exhibited a series of shows, highlighting the talents and influences of African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and Haitian-Americans. Shows ranging from handmade quilts to photographs from the Civil Rights movement have adorned the Spady Museum. In addition, through its youth programming, trolley tours, special events, annual Living Heritage festival, the museum has moved beyond Delray Beach, reaching statewide and regional audiences.

Through its Kids Cultural Club, the museum conducts community outreach programs for youngsters; it has also produced three documentaries, Colored Town, Old School: Black High Schools of Palm Beach County and African American Neighborhoods of Old Delray Beach that are available to the community. For more information about the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, visit the museum on Northwest Fifth Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, one and a half blocks


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-4 pm
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ANNOUNCEMENT!! Our January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is SOLD OUT. We're sorry, but NO tickets or seats will be offered at the door. Thank you for supporting the Spady Museum!

Did you know that as principal of George Washington Carver High School (previously Delray Colored Number 4 and then Delray County Training School) Mr. Spady or "Prof", as he was called, was also a wood shop and agriculture teacher?

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum begins each year with a signature event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At each annual breakfast there is featured entertainment, such as live music and poetry presentations, along with honored speakers who share their perspectives on Dr. King’s legacy. Visit www.spadymuseum.com for full event info and to buy your ticket now.

Tune into the VISIT FLORIDA Twitter Chat TOMORROW January 15th, 1-2 p.m., and get the 411 about planning a trip to sunny South Florida! #FLTravelChat #MySpady #VisitDelrayBeach #LoveFL

The Kingdom of This World book club in partnership with Kitchen Table Literary Aarts starts in just 5 days! Visit www.spadymuseum.com for full details including how to get access to a docent-led tour of our current exhibition at the Spady and our sister exhibition at the FAU University Galleries.

Courtesy of the Florida Division of Historical Resources, this wood traphich was used by slaves in the process of milling sugar cane.

Don't forget we've got Kemetic yoga tomorrow and every Saturday from 9:30 to 11 for just $10 per yogi.

Our book club in partnership with Kitchen Table Literary Arts is almost here! Have you registered yet? Join us for a series of conversations as, together, we read Alejo Carpentier’s 1949 novel, The Kingdom of This World. Discussions will be in-person Noon to 2 on Saturday January 19, February 16, and March 16. A $40 ticket includes a book, refreshments and admission to all 3 sessions in-person, and a private docent-led tour of the Decolonizing Refinement Exhibition at the Spady Museum and at FAU Galleries: 10am, February 2, 2019. Visit www.spadymuseum.com to register now. Can't make one of the dates, but still want to get involved? We'll be live-streaming all 3 book club meetings! Just get the book, click on, and enjoy.

Tune into The Mz. Millionaire Show tonight! Attorney Mallorye Cunningham, P.A. is tonight’s in-house guest. Mallorye specializes in Estate Planning and Probate Administration. She will be addressing those two topics on tonight’s show. Mz. Millionaire will also share news from the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and its Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Jan 21st. The show airs from 7-8pm, and the best way to listen is online at www.wjfp.com, or download the WJFP app. You can also view the show live on the air on Facebook. Tune into The Mz. Millionaire Facebook Page.

Tune into The Mz. Millionaire Show tonight! Attorney Mallorye Cunningham, P.A. is tonight’s in-house guest. Mallorye specializes in Estate Planning and Probate Administration. She will be addressing those two topics on tonight’s show. Mz. Millionaire will also share news from the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and its Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Jan 21st. The show airs from 7-8pm, and the best way to listen is online at www.wjfp.com, or download the WJFP app. You can also view the show live on the air on Facebook. Tune into The Mz. Millionaire Facebook Page.

Searching in the New Year for a space to hold your book club, study sessions, class or workshop? The Cottage is right down the street! Book it here on Muuchit. https://muuchit.com/listings/1843

Searching in the New Year for a space to hold your book club, study sessions, class or workshop? The Cottage is right down the street! Book it here on Muuchit. https://muuchit.com/listings/1843

Join us to celebrate on January 21!

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