Exhibits & Events

Events by Calendar

 

Current Exhibit

"Diggin in the Crates" from Sean Young, AWBY (Art Work by Young)

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Now showing at the
Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

"Diggin in the  Crates" blends pop art, music, and vivid color to illustrate influential African-American jazz artists and their influences on hip-hop. 

One of the best experiences a hip-hop fan can have is listening to an album over the years and hearing a loop that you thought was original, only to discover the older jazz song from which it was sampled. That discovery leads to a "dig" about the artist, the artist's life, and the culture and politics of the time.

AWBY is a Tampa-based graphic designer/visual artist. The California native graduated with an A.A. in Graphic Design.

This exhibit will be on display at the Woodson until the end of  May 2018.

 

Upcoming Events

Art Walk

You're invited to view our new exhibit on this 2nd Saturday!

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When

May 11 | 5.00 - 9.00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

Art Walk

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Please pay what you can. Offerings benefit the Museum

Recent Events

Monday, April 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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JOIN THE ONE CITY CHORUS

St. Petersburg's non-auditioning community chorus is in its second year!

New singers are welcome every Monday at 7:00 PM
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
African American History Museum
2240 9th Avenue, South
St. Petersburg, Florida

April Rehearsal Dates

Monday, April 16

Monday, April 23

Monday, April 30

Ancient African Civilizations: Part II

Presented by the St. Petersburg branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

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When

April 28, 2018 | begins at 10:00 AM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

Saturday, April 28, 2018 ASALH presents Part II of a 2 part documentary film series.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public with continental breakfast

First Ladies in African American History

4th celebration of St. Petersburg's "First Ladies in African American History."

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When

April 22, 2018 | begins at 4pm

Where

St. Petersburg Marriott, 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard, North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716

What

Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will host its fourth celebration of St. Petersburg's "First Ladies in African American History." The event recognizes and honors those who have achieved "first" historically as African American women.

This year's featured guest will be a STEM Pioneer and Boeing Engineer who contributed to the successful space launch of Apollo 11, Marion Lee Johnson. Ms. Johnson's accomplishments are "out of this world," and her testimony of success is riveting.

The 2018 First Ladies in African American History honorees:

  • Carla Bristol
  • Mary Corbett
  • Mary Gaines
  • Gypsy Gallardo
  • Ethel Johnson
  • Brigadier General Carrie Nero
  • Rose Richmond
  • Sandra Rooks
  • Dr. Tonjua Williams

We proudly honor Lorna Taylor with the Winnie Foster Lifetime Achievement Award

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com


Admission

An Intersection of History and Home

Life on the Deuces: Poetry and story Workshop

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When

April 21, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg, FL

What

Kitchen Table Literary Arts partners with Cultural Books and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum to explore the rich and essential history of The Deuces in South St. Petersburg.

Participants will learn about the neighborhood and be invited to write stories or poems about their experiences, reflections, and hopes for life on The Deuces and throughout the cityscape.

For more information

Contact Slam Anderson at 216.612.9939

Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/170211073772999/

Admission

This event is free. To help with planning please register at

https://lifeonthedeuces.brownpapertickets.com

You're Invited

STEM Luncheon for High School Girls

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When

April 21, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Where

Historic Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd Street, South St. Petersburg, FL

What

High school girls are invited to our First Ladies in African American History Month STEM Luncheon.

Our special guest is Marion Lee Johnson

"Hidden Figure"

Apollo 11 Space Mission

Must respond by April 15th

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the Public

Siobhan Monique

Strange Fruit, The Reveal

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When

April 20, 2018 | begins at 7:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg, FL

What

Siobhan Monique invites you to experience what is sure to be a groundbreaking audio-visual presentation of the classic song Strange Fruit.

For more information

https://www.facebook.com/siobhan.monique.7

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the Public

Saturday, April 14, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

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Art Walk: Meet the Artist

You are invited to the closing reception for the
"May I Have this Dance" exhibit.

The artist, Eluster Richardson, will join us to discuss his beautiful art and inspirations.

For more information

Call 727.323.1104

Email WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Survivors Speak: Healing Vigil

Remembering All Victims of Violence

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When

April 14, 2018 | begins at 9:00 AM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg, FL

What

Remembering all Victims of Violence

In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), we are joining to share our stories, honor ourselves, honor our loved ones, and honor everyone impacted by violence.

Join us at the Survivors Speak: Healing Vigil as we create a safe space for healing.

Hosted by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice:                   St. Petersburg Chapter

For more information contact

LaDonna Butler: LaDonnaButler@live.com

Carla Bristol: CarlaB.Brisol@gmail.com

Admission

All are invited to light a candle and share their stories

Kitchen Table Literary Arts

Want to read more in 2018? Our book club can help!

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When

April 28, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is home to the Kitchen Table Book Club. Join us as we begin the Speculative and Fantasy Series on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

This series features the following:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

The Club meets every 4th Saturday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

For more information http://www.kitchen-table.org/team.html

Admission

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register

http://www.kitchen-table.org/book-club-registration.html

"May I have this Dance?" Eluster Richardson

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Now showing at the
Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

"Uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening" are words frequently used to describe the experience.

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Mr. Richardson began painting as a child in the third grade. His works have won numerous awards and have been exhibited in a variety of settings, including the Museum of Florida History, the LeMoryne Art Foundation, the Florida State Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

This exhibit and quilt pieces will be on display at the Woodson until the end of March 2018.

Sunday, April 8, 3:00 PM

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The Woodson Chamber Concert Series Continues!

Spend a lovely afternoon amid art and music at TFO's hit series of Sunday Chamber Concerts. The series is in its second year at the
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Avenue, South

Admission is pay what you can at the door. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

For more information

Call 727.323.1104

Email WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 PM

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EMBRACING THE DREAM

Honoring the Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
50 Years Later
1968 - 2018

Featuring
Mayor Rick Kriseman
Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin
Chair of the City Council Lisa Wheeler Bowman
Chair of Pinellas County Commission Ken Welch
SPC President Dr. Tonjua Williams
Alex Harris
Bob Devin Jones
One City Chorus
Sharon Scott

Sponsored by City of St. Petersburg, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Once City Chorus, St. Petersburg College, The Studio@620, and Arts Conservatory for Teens

Join us at the Palladium

253 5th Avenue, North

This event is free and open to the public

Saturday, March 31, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Want to read more in 2018? We can help!

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is home to the Kitchen Table Book Club.

Space is limited. Register at
kitchen-table.org

The Historical Fiction series continues this Saturday with the novel:

The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips

Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM

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Members of the Woodson Board cordially invite to you view "The First," a Jackie Robinson Documentary.

The first steps taken in the United States toward ending racial segregation were made on the baseball field in Brooklyn, New York in 1947.

"The First" documents the life and impact of Jackie Robinson. The film explores Mr. Robinson's career as a baseball player, and his role in continuing to fight for equality upon his retirement from baseball.

"The First" is produced by St. Petersburg resident, Bennett Zamoff, in conjunction with the Jackie Robinson Project at George Washington University.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
2240 9th Avenue, South

 

Join the one city chorus

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St. Petersburg's non-auditioning community chorus is in its second year!
New singers are welcome every Monday at 7:00 PM at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
2240 9th Avenue, South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Remaining March Rehearsal Date

Monday, March 26

See you there!

Ancient African Civilizations - Part I

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Saturday, March 24, 10:00 AM

The St. Petersburg Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
presents a documentary film series

ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS PART I

The series begins Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum
9th Avenue and 22nd Street, South
St. Petersburg, Florida

Free and open to the public with continental breakfast

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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The First Annual Norman Bungard
Tolerance of Opinion and Cultural Appreciation

Essay Awards Showcase and Ceremony

Presented by

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

and

John Hopkins Middle School PSTA

Located at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

2240 9th Avenue, South

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Woodson Chamber Music Concert Series

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Sunday, March 18, 3:00 PM

A The Florida Orchestra string quintet will perform
"Women in Music,"
A program of works by female composers, celebrating
Women's History Month
in collaboration with the
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
African American Museum.

Performed by...
Nancy Chang and Sarah Shellman on violin
Sam Headlee on viola
Fred Gratta on cello
Anna Kate Mackle on harp

Admission is pay what you can at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Limited seating.

A reception follows.

Join us for the Second Saturday Art Walk

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Saturday March 10, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

The featured exhibit is "May I Have this Dance?" by Eluster Richardson

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 9th Avenue, South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

 

Please join us for a reception celebrating St. Petersburg's 2018 Leading Black Elected Officials

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Sunday, February 25, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Lisa Wheeler Brown - Chair, St. Petersburg City Council

Rene Flowers - Chair, Pinellas County School Board

Darryl Rouson - Chair, Pinellas County Legislative Delegation

Ken Welch - Chair, Pinellas County Commission

#welovegreens

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Saturday, February 24 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

Join us for the first Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival at the

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

For tickets and more information, visit TampaBayCollardGreenFestival.org

8th Annual Black History Month Presentation

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February 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Celebrating Black History Month "Responding to the Crisis Confronting our Black Youth"

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 9th Avenue, South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Sponsored by Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. | ZUO Chapter and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City

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Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00PM

This amazing story is about the Black men and women who made our beloved city what is is today. This one-hour documentary utilizes historical photos, film, video footage and music. Enjoy on-camera eye-witness accounts from people who were actually there.

Join us for a public screening at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

Please RSVP to WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

One City Chorus with special guests Urban Gypsies of Florida

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Friday, February 16, 7:30PM

The One City Chorus (Jon Arterton, Conductor) is joined by special guests, the Urban Gypsies of Florida, at the Palladium Theater; 253 Fifth Avenue North.

Tickets are $25 and $20 in advance. Tickets can be purchased at www.mypalladium.org.

Asalh 4th Anual Black History Month Celebration Dinner

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Friday, February 16, 6:00 - 10:00PM

The St. Petersburg Branch of the

Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. cordially invites you to the 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration Dinner.

Young, Gifted and Black

Keynote speaker, the Award Winning Author of The Talented Ribkens, Dr. Ladee Hubbard

Meet the Author and Book Signing 6:00PM

Tickets $50

Attire: Semi-Formal

St. Petersburg Country Club

2000 Country Club Way South

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 727-642-3499

TFO French Horns in Concert

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Sunday, February 4, 3:00PM

Spend a lovely afternoon amid art and music with the TFO. This hit series of Sunday Afternoon Chamber Concerts returns to the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum for a second season.

Admission is pay what you can at the door. Proceeds benefit the Woodson.

Youth Book Club

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Saturday, February 3 from 12 noon - 2:00PM

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum invites all children ages 6 - 12 to attend the Youth Book Club orientation.

We want our children to love to read!

Ringing in Black History Month at City Hall

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Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 AM

The City of St. Petersburg is excited to share with all citizens the rich heritage and proud legacy of African Americans that the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is dedicated to preserving.

Join us at 10:00AM as we gather in great spirits to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month 2018. We will raise the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum flag at City Hall.

See you there!

One City Chorus Rehearsal

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Monday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

The One City Chorus hosts rehearsals every Monday evening at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

All are welcomed to join us. There are no auditions!

Want to read more in 2018? We can Help!

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Saturday, January 27, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is the home of the Kitchen Table Book Club. The Club meets every last Saturday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00PM.

The first series begins on January 27th with the novel "Glorious" by Bernice J. McFadden.

Space is limited. Please visit kitchen-table.org to register.

 

Veterans of Color

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Saturday, January 27, 10:00AM

The St. Petersburg Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) hosts this event at the Woodson.

The documentary is produced, created, and filmed by the Sarasota/Manatee Branch of ASALH.

 

The Highwaymen

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Now showing at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

In the late 1950s along the central east coast of Florida, a small group of African American artists started a business venture that wasn't suppose to happen: they painted. They painted during the Jim Crow era in the south where most of the jobs available to African Americans were low paying labor employment.

Twenty-six artists from the Vero Beach/Ft. Pierce area were the core group of artists. In the mid-1990s these artists were given the name "The Highwaymen" because of their method of sales. They traveled along the highways selling their artwork to business owners, read estate brokers, lawyers, banks, and individuals.

The Highwaymen created an estimate 200,000 paintings. Many were purchased by tourists. This artwork has spread across the country. 

The artists captured Florida's natural beauty. Backwoods scenes, breaking waves, palm-lined beaches, and river scenes are just a small portion of The Highwaymen's work.

The Highwaymen will be at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum from November 4, 2017 - January 30, 2018.