Sat, Feb 05|
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum
Mary S Harrell Black Heritage Festival 2022
New Smyrna Beach is the home of the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum and Festival. The Black Heritage Festival, Inc. annual event was first organized in 1990 and is chartered as a nonprofit corporation by virtue of the laws of the State of Florida.
Time & Location
Feb 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – Feb 06, 2022, 6:00 PM
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, 314 N Duss St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, USA
About the Event
It is located at 314 N. Duss Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The Museum is housed in the old St. Rita Colored Mission Church building, built-in 1899. On February 9, 2012, the Museum was renamed the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum in honor of its founder, Mary S. Harrell. The mission is to increase the awareness and appreciation for African American culture, community diversity, and history through educational activities, including the Festival, which is an annual event. The activities for the Festival are designed to interest every one of many cultures and backgrounds. Living historic activities during the Festival include educational tours through the museum, music, art, cultural exhibits, demonstrations, historical tools, food, dress, storytelling, as well as life stories told by seniors from the New Smyrna Beach Community. In years past, the attendance for the three-day period has been very well attended including locals as well as out of town visitors. The Festival promotes local history of cultural heritage and Community involvement over a three-day period.