Exhibits & Events

One City Chorus Rehearsals

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Join us on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM

One City Chorus is the recent recipient of Creative Loafing's "Best of the Bay" Critic's Pick for:

BEST VOICES JOINED TOGETHER IN SONG!

 All are welcome to join this wonderful community organization - there are NO auditions!

Remaining rehearsal dates for November:

Monday, November 6

Monday, November 13

Monday, November 27

Rehearsal location for the week of Thanksgiving, Monday, November 20 TBA

The One City Chorus is proud to call The Dr. Carter Woodson Museum its home!

Now through November 22

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PAVE THE WAY BRICK SALE!

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is home to an extraordinary Legacy Garden replete with palms, magnolias, blooming plants, shrubs, and a flowing fountain. More than 400 sponsored bricks adorn the meandering brick paths. Visitors stroll along the walkway while identifying the names of family, friends, and social and business organizations.

Please participate in our “Pave the Way” campaign. Bricks can be engraved to include the names of individuals, businesses and/or organizations. You may also purchase a brick in memory or in honor of loved ones.

BRICK SALE

Individual brick: Regular $100.00 now only $75.00

Buy two at the regular price and get one free (save $100.00)

All sales* must be completed by November 22 to be engraved and installed before Christmas.

*The Museum must have a minimum of 25 bricks SOLD prior to submitting an order.

EMAIL WOODSONMUSEUM@GMAIL.COM

LEAVE A LEGACY | ORDER YOUR BRICKS NOW!                        

2nd Saturday Artwalk!

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Saturday, November, 11, 2017: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Featuring work from the world renowned Highwaymen. Meet the collectors and learn more about this amazing group of artists.

Join us at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum

Join the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center for our Book Club Open House!

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Saturday, November 4
4.00PM - 6.00PM

 

The Afro-Hispanic Heritage Exhibit

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Now showing at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the new exhibit pays homage to the exquisite Hispanic influences in art, music and libations. Beautiful work from "The Gordon Chernecky" collection of sights and scenes from Cuba collaborate with local artist John Gascot's "Cuentitos" to create a must-see showcase.

John Gascot's exhibit Cuentitos (Little Stories) explores and celebrate his roots, culturally, racially, and emotionally. The paintings in this collection tell stories spanning from his Caribbean Childhood in the early 1970's to present day.

Opening reception September 17, 2017, 4:00 - 7:00

Diversi-Tea - a Women's Social

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Sunday, October 29 at 5.30PM

IT'S DIVERSI-TEA TIME AGAIN!

We had a wonderful time last year during our fall Diversi-Tea and hope you will make this year's event even better. You will be in for some amazing conversations and entertainment. You can count on the Tea Party being just splendid.

We sold out last year. Please, don't miss the opportunity to share in this wonderful time of fun and fellowship.

For more information, email

   woodsonmuseum@gmail.com

Regional Arts Dialogue

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Tuesday, October 24 at 5.30PM

Creative Pinellas, the County's Local Arts Agency, is gathering the community together at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, as Phase Two of the recent Regional Arts Summit.

The goal is to continue the dialogue and dive deeper into the arts and culture in Pinellas County now and in the future.

Committed to the arts and cultural scene in Pinellas County?

We hope you will invest your time to help make it even better!

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

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THE "SCOTTSBORO BOYS," A DOCUMENTARY

 Saturday, October 21 at 10.00AM

On March 25, 1931, nine black youths were riding on a freight train with several white males and two white women. A fight broke out between the white and black groups, and the white males were kicked off the train.

The white males returned with sheriffs and claimed to have been assaulted by black passengers. The two white women told officials they had been raped by the black teenagers.

The teens were tried and convicted unfairly. These proceedings resulted in numerous changes in the American Criminal Justice System.

This documentary and seminar focus on this infamous event.

                                Free and open to the Public

 Screening at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum

Community Forum: Reclaiming our Youth

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October 17, 2017 6.30PM - 8.00PM

Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum Presents

COMMUNITY FORUM

  RECLAIMING OUR YOUTH:

 IS JUVENILE JUSTICE A REALITY?

 Moderator

Professor Judith Scully, Stetson University College of Law

 Panelists

Senator Darryl Rouson, District 9

Honorable James Pierce, 6th Judicial Circuit Judge

Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender 6th Judicial Circuit

Chief Anthony Holloway, St. Petersburg Police Department

Marva McWhite, President of NAACP, Clearwater Upper Pinellas County Branch

Ashley Green, Bay Area Dream Defenders

SPONSORS

Flanagan Defense, Attorney Dyril L. Flanagan

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Pretty Smart Law, Attorney Shannon A Ligon

GALLERY WALK

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Saturday, October 14, 5.00PM - 9.00PM

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Afro-Hispanic Heritage exhibit pays homage to the culture's exquisite influences in art.

Come have a final look at the beautiful works from both "the Gordon Chernecky Collection" and "Cuentitos" by local artist John Gascot.

       THE EXHIBIT IS EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 29

One City Chorus is Back!

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Monday October 9 at 7:00PM

St. Petersburg's new non-auditioning community chorus has begun it's second year.

One City Chorus is the recent recipient of Creative Loafing's "Best of the Bay" Critic's Pick for

BEST VOICES JOINED TOGETHER IN SONG!

All are welcome to join this wonderful community organization - there are NO auditions!

Remaining rehearsal dates in October:

Monday, October 9

Monday, October 16

Monday, October 23

Monday, October 30

The One City Chorus is proud to call The Dr. Carter Woodson Museum its home.

America Divided Returns

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SUNDAY, October 1 at 3.30PM

The NAACP and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum are proud to present an encore screening of 

AMERICA DIVIDED

The documentary features actor and activist Jesse Williams investigating the Pinellas County school System and the fight to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

Free Museum Day!

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Saturday, September 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Featuring work from Sonja Griffin Evans, an acclaimed international cultural artist.

Sonja Griffin Evans is an advocate for the creation of Art Ministries in community churches and advocates for the arts across the country. She has received extensive recognition for her contribution of her artwork to museums and non-profit organizations.

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum will also host The Florida Orchestra and petting zoo.

The Lakewood High School Jazz Band will perform selections from the group's new CD, entitled "Swingin' on 54th."

Join us for a day of art, music and fun!

THE LAKEWOOD JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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Saturday, September 23rd, beginning at 3.00pm

On Free Museum Day, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is proud to present

THE LAKEWOOD JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The band will debut its new CD with a live performance beginning at 3.00pm

FREE MUSEUM DAY BEGINS AT 10.00am

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History presents the Scottsboro Boys

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Saturday, September 16th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two White women and were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice.

A screening of the film will be held at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

"MY AFRIKA ART"

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Now showing at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

Gary Lemons is an artist, as well as a published author and an English professor at the University of South Florida. He brings to the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum:

MYAFRIKA-ART

He describes the exhibit in his own words, saying:

"MYAFRIKA-ART offers you insight into my own personal vision of creative spiritual transformation. My artistic longing has always been to connect to my cultural history rooted in African principles of color, shape, patterns, and designs that are as old as the creative Spirit of humankind. The one element that is the unifying figure in all of my paintings is the power of movement within a context of geometric configurations. I also include mirrors in many of my paintings and other two-dimensional forms and shapes to bring the one-dimensional surface of the canvas to life—beyond a flat, lifeless surface. In particular, mirrors in my paintings allow the viewer to become a part of the art itself. I believe that we all—in the insightfulness of the Divine Spirit—were created to become artistic beings with figurative “voices” of expressivity."

Midday Matinee

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Wednesday, September 13, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will be hosting lunch and a movie!

All are welcomed!

Gallery Walk

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Saturday, September 9, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Come get an informed look at the incredible "My Afrika-Art" exhibit!

 


 

Artist Closing Reception

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Saturday, August 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A final gathering to celebrate this month's featured exhibit! 

Volunteer Orientation

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Saturday, August 26, 11:00am - 2:00pm

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum invites all who are interested in volunteering here at the museum to the official volunteer orientation!

Come learn how you can get involved in your community!

TBBCA Cultural Encounter with Ms. Ruby C. Williams

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Thursday, August 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Ruby C. Williams is a nationally recognized self-taught folk-artist featured in numerous exhibitions, including ten paintings and catalog cover for the Smithsonian’s 2005 “On Their Own – Selected Self-Taught Artists.” Williams is TBBCA 2017 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Impact Award Honoree. Other awards include the Department of State Division of Historical Resources Preservation Florida Folk Heritage Award, and the Folk Art Society of America’s Award of Distinction.

"H♡ART & SOUL"

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Sunday, August 20, 3:00pm - 8:00pm

The Rededication of The Dr. Carter G. African American History Museum
 

America Divided: A Documentary Screening

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Saturday, August 19th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Film makers, Jesse Williams, SPLC, and the Dream Defenders explore the School to Prison Pipeline in pinellas county. Join us for this important screening, a panel discussion, and learn how to join the fight to disrupt and dismantle the school to prison pipeline in Pinellas County.


 

 

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME

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Featured Local Artists Siobhan Monique

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum was proud to present a Sunday Summer Music Series.

Siobhan Monique and the Product wowed guests on July 2 and July 16.

Visit our FACEBOOK for pictures!

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME

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Featured the local band UNRESTRICTED

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum was proud to present a Sunday Summer Music Series.

On July 23, this community's newest sensation UNRESTRICTED treated guests to an amazing show.

Visit our FACEBOOK for pictures!

"As Black as they were Gay: The Harlem Renaissance"

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Featured June 2017

"As Gay as they were Black: The Harlem Renaissance" exhibit was featured at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum during pride month. Visitors learned about the Harlem Renaissance, the era of the 1920s, and what art and culture was like for African Americans during that time. Featuring poetry from Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and many others. 

Spirit and Magic Series Book Club *For Registered Members Only*

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Saturday, June 24, 6:00pm

A reminder that the Spirit and Magic Series Book Club will meet at the Woodson on Saturday, June 24, at 6:00pm.

The First African American Community of Freedom in North America Presented by ASALH

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Saturday, June 24, 10:00am

The St. Petersburg Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) presents a seminar Saturday, June 24, at 10:00am at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. The presentation will consist of a video presentation, panel discussion, and a curriculum update on Fort Mose. Featured guests include historian and community activist James Oliver and President of Pinellas County African American Museum Randy Lightfoot.

Movie Screening and Discussion

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Friday, June 16, 7:00pm

There will be a great film and intense discussion presented at the museum on Friday, June 16, beginning at 7:00pm.

One City Chorus

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Monday Evenings, 7:00pm

The Tampa Bay area has a new community chorus! The One City Chorus will begin its Monday evening rehearsals on October 10th at 7:00 PM. The chorus will make occasional brief appearances at various events in the late fall and January, and its first full-length concert in early February.Its repertoire will feature songs with themes of social justice, civil rights, diversity and equality - songs such as “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around”, “Hard Times Come Again No More”, “Imagine”, and many more iconic songs. 

"We believe that group singing builds community and promotes understanding among people. We welcome singers of all races, creeds, cultures and communities. We believe the world would be a better place if everyone sang- that's why we have NO auditions. We welcome everyone- experienced and inexperienced singers alike".
To learn more, visit www.onecitychorus.org

Pulse Orlando Candlelight Vigil

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Monday, June 12, 7:30pm

Join us for a special Candle Light Vigil honoring the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Orlando.

"Not a Trend: The Truth" Panel Discussion

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Tuesday, June 20, 7:00pm

Join us for an engaging panel featuring members of the LGBT community at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. Expect provocative topics and an interactive discussion.

"Rent Party" Opening Reception

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Saturday, June 10, 7:00pm

Join us Saturday, June 10 for the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Later, we’ll convene to our Legacy Gardens for a “Rent Party” with distinguished gay, Black pillars of our community.
The entertainment will delight.

One City Chorus and The Alumni Singers Free Concert at Lakewood United Methodist Church

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Sunday, May 28, 4:00pm

Two great community choruses- One City Chorus and The Alumni Singers, come TOGETHER for a wonderful afternoon of music! THis concert is FREE, and will include Freedom Songs, Civil Rights Songs, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs. You don't want to miss it!

A freewill collection will be taken to benefit the choruses and Lakewood Methodist Church.

Location: 5995 MLK Jr St. S, St. Petersburg

Spirit and Magic Series Book Club

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Saturday, May 27, 6:00pm

A reminder that the Spirit and Magic series book club will be meeting at the museum on Saturday, May 27, at 6:00pm

My Neighborhood-Art Show and Reception

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Saturday, May 20, 1:00pm

Join us at the Woodson for an exciting art show featuring artwork created by the students in the 21st Century iClass programs at Lakewood and Maximo Elementary Schools.
Join this event via our Facebook page!

Spirit and Magic Series Book Club *For Registered Members Only*

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Saturday, April 29, 6:00pm

This is a reminder that the Spirit and Magic Series Book Club will be reading Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson and meeting at the museum on Saturday, April 29, at 6:00pm.

St. Pete Preservation "Movies in the Park at Midtown" at the Woodson

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Thursday, April 27, 7:00pm

Join us for the St. Pete Preservation's "Movies in the Park at Midtown" featuring the amazing film "Red Tails" starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrance Howard about the brave Tuskegee airmen during WWII. Get here early for a seat and listen to some amazing music by artist Trumaine Lamar.

Music starts at 7:00pm

"8 Borders, 8 Days"- Film and Discussion

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Tuesday, April 25, 7:00pm

A fierce single mother of two from Syria decides risking their lives in a raft is safer than staying behind on land. 8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS is an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.

Join us for a screening of the 60-minute film followed by an interactive discussion with director Amanda Bailly and local advocates for refugees.

This event is free and open to the public.
A $10 donation is suggested.

The Florida Orchestra at the Woodson

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Sunday, April 23, 3:00pm

Join us for a fantastic event featuring The Florida Orchestra.
Admission: Pay what you can at the door!
Light reception will follow!
This is the last concert of the series at the Woodson so don't miss it!

Reservations are Required and Limited!

To register for this event, email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com

ASALH Meeting

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Saturday, April 22, 10:00am

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will be honoring the amazing Maya Angelou, notable African American poet, with a documentary and intense discussion.


Free to the public with free continental breakfast!

"Jump at the Sun-The Life Story of Zora Neale Hurston" SunLit Festival Film Screening and Discussion

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Monday, April 17, 7:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the life of renowned author Zora Neale Hurston with a film by Florida filmmaker Kristy Anderson, titled "Jump At The Sun" -The Life Story of Zora Neale Hurston. See this incredible documentary and stay for great discussion with special guest Lois Gaston, the great niece of Hurston.

The event is free and open to the public!
Movie starts at 7:00pm

Second Saturday ArtWalk

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Saturday, April 8, 5-8:00pm

Join us for the city-wide Second Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, April 8, at 5:00pm. See the amazing work of local artist Dr. Dallas Jackson featuring his newest exhibit "Monumental Women" showing the astounding African American women of history

The Florida Orchestra at the Woodson

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Sunday, March 26, 3:00pm

Join us for a fantastic event featuring The Florida Orchestra.

Admission: Pay what you can at the door!

Light reception will follow!

Reservations are Required and Limited!

To register for this event, email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com

Love and Romance Series Book Club *For Registered Members Only*

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Saturday, March 25, 6:00pm

A reminder that the Love and Romance Series book club will be meeting at the museum at 6:00pm.

Slavery by Another Name- presented by ASALH

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Saturday, March 25, 10:00am

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) presents the documentary, Slavery by Another Name, at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum on Saturday morning, March 25, 2017 at 10:00am. A discussion on mass incarceration, the wording of the 13th amendment and the effects on juvenile arrests will also be held.

Refreshments will be served.

Admission is Free!

Luncheon Mid-Day Matinee

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Thursday, March 16, 12:00pm

Come for a luncheon and movie at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. Enjoy a luncheon, movie and intense discussion.
Reservations are Required!

Cost is $20 per person.
To RSVP for this event, email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com

Second Saturday ArtWalk

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Saturday, March 11, 5:00pm

Join us at the museum for the monthly Second Saturday ArtWalk featuring the newest exhibit by the amazing artistry of Dr. Dallas Jackson.

The Florida Orchestra At the Woodson *SOLD OUT*

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Sunday, February 26, 3:00pm

The chamber concerts for Sunday, February 26 at 3:00pm are sold out.

Love and Romance Book Club *For Registered Members Only*

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Saturday, February 25, 6:00pm

A reminder that the 2017 Love and Romance Series Book Club will be meeting at the museum on Saturday, February 25 at 6:00pm for the book discussion.


African American Heritage Trail Walking Tour During Black Arts Festival

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Saturday, February 25, 10:00am

Join us for a guided walking tour of the African American Heritage Trail located on 9th Ave S and 22nd St S. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Donation of $5 will benefit the museum. Please arrive at the museum no later than 9:45am.

One City Chorus Concert

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Sunday, February 19, 3:00pm

Announcing the debut concert of the One City Chorus, St. Pete's new community chorus at the Woodson. Come here songs of freedom, social justice and equality!

Admission is free!
A goodwill donation will be taken to benefit the museum.

For tickets, visit

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2863494


Ava DuVernay's 2016 Documentary: 13th

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Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm

Join SLBA and Island Life Entertainment in the viewing of Ava DuVernay's 2016 critically acclaimed documentary 13th. This highly regarded documentary is centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, and argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.
Come join us for a movie, refreshments and conversation.



Luncheon MidDay Matinee

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Thursday, February 16, 12:00pm

Come for a luncheon and movie at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. Enjoy a soul food luncheon, movie and intense discussion.
Reservations are Required!

Cost is $20 per person.
To RSVP for this event, email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com


Second Saturday ArtWalk

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Saturday, February 11, 5:00pm

Join us for the city wide ArtWalk event happening Saturday, February 11, at 5:00pm. Take a tour of the museum featuring the newest exhibit by artist Steven Ramsey. Light refreshments will be available.


Raising of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum Flag over City Hall

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Wednesday, February 1, 10:00am

Join us as the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum flag will be raised over St. Petersburg City Hall on Wednesday, February 1 at 10:00am for the start of Black History Month.

SOLD OUT! American Century Cycle Celebration: A Night to Remember Benefiting American Stage

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Sunday, January 29, 5:00pm

Join American Stage artists and friends on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and Legacy Garden as they celebrate the exciting conclusion of their 10-year commitment to producing playwright August Wilson's epic Century Cycle.

Enjoy a night to remember that will include live visual and performing arts entertainment along with cocktails, dinner and festivities in support of American Stage as we pay tribute to this momentous accomplishment together.

The event begins at 5PM at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and Legacy Garden.

For Tickets: visit americanstage.org/joeturner, call 727.823.1600 X 207 or visit the box office located at 163 3rd Street N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701

Love and Romance Series Book Club *For Registered Members Only*

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Saturday, January 28, 6:00pm

Join us Saturday, January 21 at 6:00pm for the new book series Love and Romance featuring novels written by African American women writers.

Art and Freedom- ASALH

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Saturday, January 28, 10:00am

"Art and Freedom" featuring St. Petersburg artist Paul Houzell who will lecture plus a documentary of Misty Copeland, African American ballerina will also be shown. Refreshments and free continental breakfast will be provided. Admission is free to all. Come and bring your children!

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

Florida Orchestra Concert at the Woodson

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Sunday, January 22, 3:00pm

Spend a lovely afternoon surrounded by art and music. Features TFO musicians Lucas Guideri and Mary Corbett, violin, Derek Mosloff, viola, and Fred Gratta, cello, performing Dvorak’s String Quartet “American,” George Gershwin’s Lullaby, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings and more.

Admission: Pay what you can at the door, to benefit the Woodson
Light reception follows

Please reserve your seat no later than Thursday, January 19 by 5:00pm!
Email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com

Dr. Martin Luther King Candlelight Vigil

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Saturday, January 14, 6:00pm

Join us Saturday, January 14 at 6:00pm for a Candlelight Vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The night will be filled with music from our One City Chorus, poetry, reflections and a candlight vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of dignity, peace and justice.

Princes and Princesses Honoring the King- Book Circle

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:00-2:00pm

Join us at the museum for Princes and Princesses Honoring the King Book Circle on Saturday, January 14, from 12-2pm ages 8-12 years old. The book circle will be reading and remembering the extraordinary accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Creative Placeholding An Evening of Conversation and Film

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Please join us for the second in a series of independent panel discussions and short film screenings, sharing experiences from transitional art communities as a gateway to exploring topics in arts engagement and gentrification in the Tampa Bay area.

Panelists will bring local, national and international perspectives in fields of arts, business, real estate, and administration, encouraging open discussion aimed at exploring new ideas and addressing challenges in our ever-growing cities.

Conversation will be followed by a screening of the short film "Right to Wynwood", an investigative documentary that explores causes and effects of gentrification in one Miami neighborhood through interviews with developers, gallerists, artists, community leaders, and members of the local Puerto Rican population.

Free and open to the public.

Hosted by Mitzie Gordon; Guest speakers to include:

Carla Bristol – Owner and Curator, Gallerie 909, Chris Giuffre – Owner and Artist, Galileo Studios, Debra Rose -- Library and Cultural Affairs Administrator, City of Pinellas Park, Leslie Curran -- Owner, ARTicles Art Gallery and Custom Framing, and Former City Council Member, City of St. Petersburg, Sara Norine James – Educator and Artist, NOMAD Art Bus, Stacia Schrader -- Vice President, Regions Financial Corporation

With additional panelists TBA

Moderated by Kate Bradshaw, News and Politics Editor, Creative Loafing Tampa