Exhibits & Events

Current Exhibit

Quantum: Inhabited Space by Ya La'ford

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QUANTUM: Inhabited Space by Ya La' Ford
MARCH 14TH - APRIL 30TH, 2015

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum invites you to come and tour our newest exhibit by famed renowned artist Ya La'Ford, who's mission for this exhibit is to take us on a philosophical journey in thought about aesthetics in her quest to find a universal language.

This unique exhibit will run March 14th- April 10th.

Come by and see us... You'll be glad that you did!

Upcoming Events

Wet Paint Fashion Show

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SATURDAY APRIL 25th, 2015
8-11PM
DR. CARTER G WOODSON AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM
2240 9TH AVE SOUTH ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33712

A unique experience in art and fashion brought to you by
Elite Visions Events that you do not want to miss!

Recent Events

EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE DR. CARTER G WOODSON AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM

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SATURDAY APRIL 4th, 2015
12-2PM
DR. CARTER G WOODSON AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM
2240 9TH AVE SOUTH ST.PETERSBURG, FL 33712

Come join us Saturday, April 4 for a fun-filled day of treats, hands on projects, cookie decorating and an opportunity to participate in the Time Capsule Project part of the current exhibition - Quantum: Inhabited Space by Ya Laford.

For children ages 0-10.

The Truth About Money Community Financial Awareness Seminar

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MONEY
Financial Wellness Seminar with Ray Austin
Tues March 31st
6:30-8pm

Free community event with renowned Financier Ray Austin who will conduct a brief seminar on money and dispel some myths and help the community learn more on how money even in a low economic state can work for you.

In specific Ray will breakdown:

*How Money Works
*Preparing for the future/retirement-The cost of waiting
*Myths about getting financially independent
*Getting out of Debt
*Taking Control of you finances

This seminar is free and brought to you for your enrichment by the Dr. Carter G Woodson African American History Museum.

Our People perish from a lack of knowledge... Won’t you join us.

Opening Reception with refreshments will begin at 6:30pm

First Ladies in African American History Celebration

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What an amazing outpour of support... We are pleased to announce that this EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!

Sunday March 29th
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
255 Beach Dr NE, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701
3-5pm

The 2nd First Ladies in African American History awards ceremony will pay tribute to women of color who have blazed new trails and lighted the pathway for others to follow by their perseverance, sacrifice, dedication and hard work.

Any Additional questions about the event please call us the museum at 727.323.1104727.323.1104

Soulful Sisters Sharing A Sunday Afternoon

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In recognition of Women's History Month, join some of the most talented women in the bay area When we host Celebrating Soulful Sisters on a Sunday Afternoon with Songs, Poetry, Art, Spoken Word and More

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 Ninth Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
Sunday March 22, 2015
5-7 pm

Women's Diversi-Tea Social

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Sunday MARCH 15, 2015
5:00-7:00 p.m

Diversi-Tea will create opportunities for women of different races and cultures to have tasteful conversations over a beautiful prepared tea while having open and candid conversations regarding race, religion, gender biases and myths.

MAP- Mom's & Police Commuity Conversation

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MAP...Mom's & Police Community Conversation
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m

In conjunction with Women's History Month, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum will present an insightful discussion entitled, Moms And Police " MAP" Navigating the Path for a New Generation.

Many are aware of the ongoing concerns parents have regarding African American youth and law enforcement across the country. Therefore, the Dr.Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum Board and Friends will continuously promote events to stress that in St. Petersburg, "Black Lives Matter."

During Women's History Month, mothers will have the opportunity to meet and greet St. Petersburg's Police Chief Anthony Holloway and current and former female law enforcement personnel during a reception that will precede the MAP conversation. Former St. Petersburg Police Major Hope Crews and retired Sherriff Officer Edie Darling will facilitate the evenings' event. Chief Holloway will introduce two female Top Cops who will engage in dialogue regarding police related matters, and how moms can assist law enforcement in their roles in helping to keep our youth safe.

Please plan to join us.

Quantum: Inhabited Space by Ya La'ford

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ArtWalk MARCH 2015 New Exhibit Opening Reception...
QUANTUM: Inhabited Space by Ya La' Ford
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
5:00-9:00 p.m

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum invites you to join us at the opening reception of our newest exhibit by famed renowned artist Ya La'Ford, who's mission for this exhibit is to take us on a philosophical journey in thought about aesthetics in her quest to find a universal language.

This unique exhibit will run March 14th- April 10th.

Come by and see us... You'll be glad that you did!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MARCH 2015

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*Black Lives Matters 2 Closing Exhibit
3PM March 1, 2015

*Gallery Walk Ya La'ford Exhibit
5PM March 14, 2015

*Women's Diveri-Tea
4PM March 15, 2015

*M.A.P. Moms & Police Community Conversation
6PM March 17, 2015

*Soulful Sisters Sharing A Sunday Afternoon
5:00PM March 22, 2015

*1st Ladies in African American History
3:00PM March 29, 2015

*Community Financial Wellness Workshop
7PM March 31, 2015

Black Lives Matters2" St. Petersburg Then & Now Cultural Exhibit

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Opening Reception
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
5pm-9:00pm

BLACK LIVES MATTER2.
Exhibit runs Feb 14th - Mar 5th, 2015
Museum Hours 12-5pm Tues-Friday

Please plan to join us this Saturday, February, 14 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. when the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum will feature the riveting works of Photographer ROSSIE NEWSON and Iconic figures in St. Petersburg history.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS At the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum...

WEDNESDAY FEB 11TH
* CARTER G. WOODSON BLACK CINEMA & DISCUSSION SERIES: 12 YEARS A SLAVE… In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.
6:30-9PM

SATURDAY FEB 14TH
*GALLERY WALK/ MEET THE ARTIST- BLACK LIVES MATTERS PART 2 EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION Featuring the work of Photographer Rossi Newson. Added bonus to the evening...LOVE, MUSIC, -N- POETRY SHOWCASE. Live Music, Art in Picture, & Poetry.  You can't go wrong on a night like this. Come by and see us... You'll be glad that you did!
5-10:30PM
EXHIBIT CLOSES MARCH 9TH, 2015


SUNDAY FEB 15TH
*The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association Presents:
Portrayal of Zora Neale Hurston.

Join us for an afternoon of Live Jazz and Entertainment featuring music from the Harlem Renaissance brought to you by some of the best artist and musicians in the bay- right here at the Dr. Carter G Woodson African American History Museum.

ADMISSION IS FREE!!
3PM
Dr, Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Ave S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Live Jazz and so much more!!


WEDNESDAY FEB18TH
*ST. PETE PRESERVATION RECEPTION & LECTURE
6:30-9:00PM

SATURDAY FEB 21ST
*PRINCE/ PRINCESSES BOOK READING CLUB
9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

*SPOKEN WORD IN BOLD FONT POETRY SHOWCASE
8:30PM-10:00PM

WEDNESDAY FEB 25TH
* CARTER G. WOODSON BLACK CINEMA & DISCUSSION SERIES: A RAISIN IN THE SUN… The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve their piece of the American Dream.
6:30-9PM

SATURDAY FEB 28TH
Romantic Expressions Love in the Dark
An Enchanting Evening of live entertainment featuring some of the best artist and musicians in the Bay.



UNITED WE STAND- SAVE THE WOODSON RALLY

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UNITED WE STAND- SAVE THE WOODSON RALLY
Saturday, January 31ST, 2015
1:00PM - 3:00 p.m

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is the city's only African-American history museum. The building itself is part of a rich and strong heritage here in the City of Saint Petersburg. The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is a beacon in this community. It's a place for learning, educating, sharing, fellowship and strength. The museum has been a place to explore the rich culture and history of the African American community here in Saint Petersburg for years. A place for ALL people. JOIN US IN THIS SHOW OF SUPPORT AND LET'S SHOW THIS CITY THAT BLACK HISTORY MATTERS IN SAINT PETERSBURG!.

Dr. M.L. King Day of Service Book Club Circle with the Girls

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Dr. M.L. King Day of Service Book Club Circle with the Girls
Saturday, January 17th
12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.

MLK Jr. CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL

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Dr. M.L. King Candlelight Vigil with AKADEMY Gems and Pathfinders, NOMADstudio 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday January 18th, 2015
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Ave South St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Join us, Akademy Gems, & Pathfinders, and the NOMADstudio as we partner in making tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through our Candlelight Vigil Ceremony and Glowing Origami Heart as symbolic reminder of Dr. Kings words, " Hate cannot drive out hate. Only Love can do that"

Please share with friends and family.

Dr. M.L. King Day of Service Princesses Honoring the King

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Monday January 19th, 2015
Dr. M.L. King Day of Service Princesses Honoring the King
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Silver Lining

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December 13th - January 5th, 2014

​Herbert Scott Davis

Through every dark cloud there's a silver lining. This exhibit exemplifies the true essence of finding the beauty in all things. Artful images that inspire thought, radiance, and expression of the African American Experience.

Bring on the Dolls Charity Fundraiser

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Bring on the Dolls Charity Event
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
6:00-9:00pm
Dr.Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Ave S.St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Please plan to join us on Tonight, Wednesday, December 17 from 6-9pm when the Friends of the Museum and the LEAF organization will host Bring Out the Dolls.

The Holiday Reception will benefit the Childs Park YMCA and the Gathering of Women. Your generous donation will make the difference in the life of a child in need. If you are unable to join us, feel free to drop off a gift to benefit the cause.

Further, we are also collecting toilet tissue for a local charity. Your generous donations will be greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays and we hope that you will, "Come by and see us... You'll be glad that you did."

Christmas Wishes and Pictures with Santa

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Tonight. ..Tonight!! December 13th, 2014 Bring your kids for Christmas Wishes and Pictures with Santa! An ArtWalk Exclusive, Along with Refreshments, Amazing New Art Exhibit, Live Entertainment Caroling, and so much more.... 5-9pm, Right here @the Dr.Carter G.Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th ave S. St . Petersburg, FL 33712.
Come by and see us... You'll be glad that you did!

Herbert Scott Davis "Silver Lining" Exhibit

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New Exhibit by Famed Artist Herbert Scott Davis at the
Dr. Carter G Woodson African American History Museum titled, " Silver Lining".

Opening Reception this Saturday Dec. 13th, 2014 during ARTWALK.

An experience like none other. Music, Refreshments, Inspiring Ambiance, and Amazing Art that speaks way beyond what you see on the canvas. Come by and see us.. You'll be glad you did!
Saturday Dec 13th from 5-9pm. Admission is Free!!

Romantic Expressions- Black... Sounds of the Night

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVENT
Friday, November 28, 2014
8-10:30pm
Tickets: $10
Dr.Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Ave S.St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Live band, Vocalist, Spoken Word Poetry, Theatrical Entertainment, and So much more... It's the Perfect Night Out! Voted one of the Hottest live entertainment shows in the Bay!! Perfect for couples...Even better for singles. Tickets are available Now!! Call for more info... 727.470.1990727.470.1990 or 727.323.1104727.323.1104
To see more on the show if you've never been, visit accwkinc.weebly.com for highlights and more. Romantic Expressions... Welcome to the Experience!

Gallery Walk/ Archie Boston Exhibit

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Opening & Reception 5-9pm

Chatting with the Chief

Monday, October 13, 2014 | 7-9pm

An indepth community conversation with none other than new police chief Anthony Holloway. 

Art Walk/ Cora Marshall Exhibit- Runaway, RunAway, Going, Going, Gone...

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 5-9pm

Diversi-TEA Women’s Social

Saturday,October 4, 2014 | 10am-12pm

Diversi-Tea will create opportunities for women of different races and cultures to have “tasteful”conversations over a beautifully prepared “tea” to discuss openly and candidly conversations regarding race, religion, gender biases and myths.

Each Diversi-Tea will touch on a single topic which will be discussed in a roundtable setting affording ease and closeness of exchanges with a wrap up by a designated facilitator.

By invitation / ticket only.

Endangered “Don’t Shoot” Community Follow-up Conversation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 6-8pm

Free Museum Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 10-2pm

Art Walk/ Dallas Jackson “Endangered” Exhibit

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 5-9pm

​Endangered is an exhibit that will debut four themes that the artist is currently working on. It addresses the endangerment on a global level, Nigerian school girls, national level, the Endangerment of African American males, endangerment of the environment, Landscapes and the last domain of endangerment, the mind (as noted by avant garde paintings).The overarching theme is self destruction at the hand of man. Man, mind and environment are symbols in works.

My Soul Looks Back

Thursday, September 2-10, 2014 | 12-pm Tuesday-Friday
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 2, 6-8pm

The Decades of Day Work Photographic Exhibit​

Don't Shoot

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | 7pm

A Community Conversation

Our People are Dying from Lack of KnowledgeOur People are Dying for​