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


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Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-4 pm
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We reached 1,200 LIKES! Thank you for following The Spady Museum's Facebook page. We appreciate you supporting our mission! Visit us at www.spadymuseum.com and come visit us for our special November and December programming!

We reached 1,200 LIKES! Thank you for following The Spady Museum's Facebook page. We appreciate you supporting our mission! Visit us at www.spadymuseum.com and come visit us for our special November and December programming!

Maria Nhambu's Book Signing, "America's Daughter" Friday, December 1 6 p.m. Location: Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL Maria Nhambu will sign her book,"America's Daughter," at the museum, as part of a special engagement. Speaker, educator, dancer and Aerobics With Soul(R) creator, Maria Nhambu released America's Daughter on August 19, 2017. America's Daughter is the second volume of her Dancing Soul Trilogy, following "Africa's Child," published in 2016. America's Daughter's continues Nhambu's story as she confronts a new culture, learns about race in America and begins her teaching career. She finds innovative ways of sharing the riches of African culture through dance and education and discovers part of her identity.

Maria Nhambu's Book Signing, "America's Daughter" Friday, December 1 6 p.m. Location: Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL Maria Nhambu will sign her book,"America's Daughter," at the museum, as part of a special engagement. Speaker, educator, dancer and Aerobics With Soul(R) creator, Maria Nhambu released America's Daughter on August 19, 2017. America's Daughter is the second volume of her Dancing Soul Trilogy, following "Africa's Child," published in 2016. America's Daughter's continues Nhambu's story as she confronts a new culture, learns about race in America and begins her teaching career. She finds innovative ways of sharing the riches of African culture through dance and education and discovers part of her identity.

Every Saturday, our kids are up to something good. Come join us! Youth Cultural Empowerment Program Every Saturday $50 annual enrollment fee The Youth Cultural Empowerment Program (YCEP) is a year-round educational program that focuses on building self-esteem, cultural identity and social and civic responsibility in youth. The YCEP, the next generation of the Spady’s Kids Cultural Club, was created to address the need to provide youth with an arts and cultural heritage immersion program to enhance the Palm Beach County School District’s black history curriculum in an historical environment. Funded by Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Lattner Family Foundation, The Jim Moran Foundation

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... SEVEN more people, and we will have 1,200 followers! Invite your friends to follow the Spady Museum, so they are up to date on culture and fun! NEXT UP IN NOVEMBER: A new exhibit opening, an African Pop-Up Shop for Small Business Saturday, and our Ride and Remember Trolley Tour.

Ride and Remember Trolley Tour 10-12 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 $25 per person Location: At the Spady Museum When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. Climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. Funded by State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Visit Florida, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit the Spady Museum to enjoy our "Shades of Pink" exhibit, featuring local women who have battled breast cancer. Did you know that ... Black women tend to have poorer survival rates than women from other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.? Studies have found that they often have aggressive tumors with a poorer chance for recovery. And African-Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age? African-American breast cancer patients who have had genetic testing are more likely to have BRCA 1 & 2 (inherited gene mutations), compared to other populations. Shades of Pink will be on display through Nov. 11, 2017.

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