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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Don your masks! It's time to dress up to benefit the Spady Museum. CONTINUUM VENETIAN MASK EVENT 700 S. Rosemary Ave, suite 112, West Palm Beach January 18, 2018 7pm-10pm Attire: formal Ticket price range: $45-85 $10 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Spady Museum 40% of proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Spady Museum http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/blog-page_7.html

Don your masks! It's time to dress up to benefit the Spady Museum. CONTINUUM VENETIAN MASK EVENT 700 S. Rosemary Ave, suite 112, West Palm Beach January 18, 2018 7pm-10pm Attire: formal Ticket price range: $45-85 $10 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Spady Museum 40% of proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Spady Museum http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/blog-page_7.html

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“Dr. King fought segregation, … He expressed that all life is interrelated. What King was trying to express was that we are all in this life together and that each of us can only reach our full potential if we truly recognize our interdependence on one another.” - Former Delray Beach Vice Mayor Angeleta Gray . #MLKDelray | Spady

“Dr. King fought segregation, … He expressed that all life is interrelated. What King was trying to express was that we are all in this life together and that each of us can only reach our full potential if we truly recognize our interdependence on one another.” - Former Delray Beach Vice Mayor Angeleta Gray . #MLKDelray | Spady

NEW! THE MEETING: A Play Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7-9 p.m. Location: Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL $35 per person Pin Point Theatre's THE MEETING is a production between the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Arts Garage. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were assassinated in just a three-year period. What would have happened if the two men had a meeting before their deaths? This award-winning drama gives surprising information about these leaders, the times and their unwavering commitment to human rights. Written by Jeff Stetson, THE MEETING received a Louis B. Mayer Award, eight NAACP Theater Awards, and six New York AUDELCO nominations. It has been produced throughout Asia, Canada, and the United States. A Pin Point Theatre Production. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr/pictures/martin-luther-king-jr/martin-luther-king-during-the-march-on-washington

NEW! THE MEETING: A Play Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7-9 p.m. Location: Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL $35 per person Pin Point Theatre's THE MEETING is a production between the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Arts Garage. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were assassinated in just a three-year period. What would have happened if the two men had a meeting before their deaths? This award-winning drama gives surprising information about these leaders, the times and their unwavering commitment to human rights. Written by Jeff Stetson, THE MEETING received a Louis B. Mayer Award, eight NAACP Theater Awards, and six New York AUDELCO nominations. It has been produced throughout Asia, Canada, and the United States. A Pin Point Theatre Production. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr/pictures/martin-luther-king-jr/martin-luther-king-during-the-march-on-washington

Exhibit Programming: Artists’ Talk on “Discrimination and Disparity” Saturday, January 6, 2018 11 a.m.-noon FREE Location: At the Spady Museum Held in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Discrimination and Disparity: Relentlessly Persisting” on display through February 28, 2018, the Artists’ Talk will invite local and regional artists to participate in a conversation, Q&A and panel discussion about their inspirations and processes. Confirmed artists who will be present include Niki Lopez - A4BLM collective Richard Write - A4BLM collective Emilio Martinez- artist Kandy G Lopez - artist Onajide Shabaka- artist William Cordova - artist/collector Yanira Collado - artist Sara Michelle Rupert - Girls' Club The public is invited to join the Artists’ Talk.

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." —Martin Luther King, Jr. from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964. Join us on Jan. 15 at our annual celebration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-martin-luther-king-jr-breakfast-tickets-40923179331?aff=eac2

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." —Martin Luther King, Jr. from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964. Join us on Jan. 15 at our annual celebration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-martin-luther-king-jr-breakfast-tickets-40923179331?aff=eac2

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