Black History Month at Spady Museum

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum presents the Spady Living Heritage Festival on Feb. 20, as part of Black History Month in February. Located at the museum’s campus at 170 N.W. 5th Avenue in Delray Beach, the free annual festival will feature the musical talents of acclaimed soul/blues/gospel band, The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long. The Spady Museum is also excited to welcome back the tradition bearers of Renaissance Park, who will demonstrate how Floridians lived off the land and prospered using skills and crafts from years past. Guests will also enjoy food and music. Activities for children will include traditional games, such as horseshoes, sack races, tug-o-war and a 3-legged race. This celebration of cultural heritage is funded by: National Endowment for the Arts, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Visit Florida. Other events this spring at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum include: • New Exhibit! Bahamian Reflections: Imagery of Historic Bahamas – Now through May 2016 – Museum staff is curating more than 40 color and black-and-white images taken from 1870-1938 that depict the pristine nature, cultural lifestyle, regional landmarks, characteristic architecture and indigenous plant life, mainly of Nassau before the advent of modernization. The exhibit, culled from the Caribbean Photo Archive, will run through May 2016. Some of the photographers featured in the exhibit include Jacob Frank Coonley, William Henry Jackson and O. Pierre Havens, who captured scenes that encouraged the tourist trade and provided souvenirs for visitors. Cost: $10 per person; • Ride and Remember Trolley Tour – Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 10 a.m. – noon – When you board the Ride & Remember Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive. Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. Climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly trolley tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. Cost: $25 per person. • FUNK-SWAY – March 19 and April 16 from 7:30-10 p.m. – FUNK-SWAY is an outdoor, family friendly event, featuring quality live entertainment and food. Come out and experience the unique vibe of FUNK-SWAY. Cost: $10 per person; • Delray Speaks: A Community Conversation – March 23 from 7-8 p.m. – Delray Speaks is a community forum intended to encourage open dialogue about relevant topics affecting residents and visitors of South Florida. The forum is hosted by the Spady Museum; topics are selected at random by forum participants and organizers. All opinions expressed are acknowledged and respected and belong solely to their owners and do not necessarily reflect those of the Spady Museum, the facilitator or the forum organizers. These forums are open to the public. Funded by: Delray Beach Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Cost: $5 per person. For more details about the upcoming events, visit www.spadymuseum.com or call (561) 279-8883.