Celebrating African American History in Florida
Since opening its doors in July of 2001, the SPADY Cultural Heritage Museum has dedicated itself to sharing and preserving the African American history and heritage in Florida. The importance of education in the Delray Beach community and historical accuracy of records has shaped the values portrayed by the SPADY Museum.
Museum members have collected, preserved and shared the rich history of African Americans in Palm Beach County by accumulating artifacts, photographs, deeds and a broad record of their contributions in the area. The SPADY Museum strives to celebrate the vast history of Black people and in doing so, bring people of all cultures together to appreciate their contributions.
The SPADY Museum is a destination for travelers interested in the untold stories of Florida history. SPADY hosts a full year of programs and events that highlight the talents, accomplishments and influences of the Black populations who visit and call Palm Beach County home.
Juneteenth is a national freedom celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States in 1865.
“This event celebrates an occurrence in American history that is relevant to Black people who can trace their lineages back to ancestors who were enslaved here in America. For some, Juneteenth is emotional, for others it is joyous,” says Museum Director, Charlene Jones.
The SPADY Museum invites all supporters, friends and partners to join them in a vibrant summer party that will recognize an important time in history for the Black community while encouraging respect for other cultures. This year’s Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 20 at 5:30 pm at the SPADY Museum in Delray Beach. To purchase tickets, click here.