Spady Museum Explores How Newly Freed Citizens Formed South Florida, Following Civil War

  DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is trying to undo the effect of “untold stories” by sharing history’s narratives from multiple viewpoints. In its newest exhibit, the museum explores the development of South Florida following the Civil War from the perspective of a formerly enslaved person, building a new life.

The exhibit, “Strong Communities Emerging: The Development of Coastal Communities” invites visitors to learn how newly freed citizens made their way to this region for a new start. In spite of the obstacles that follow them to their new home, they thrive and leave a legacy of strong communities that endure today.

Their stories will be told through photos (see attached for three examples of historical images featured in the exhibit), oral histories and narratives shared by the museum’s docent on a guided tour.

    Cost: Free to enter gallery; $20 for guided tour; no reservations needed.

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