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The museum presents the historic voice of this St. Petersburg, Florida community from the perspective of local, regional, and national history, culture, and community. It is another demonstration of the commitment to revitalize the Midtown St. Petersburg area.​

The museum joins Mercy Hospital at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, the Royal Theater Boys and Girls Club, and the renovated Manhattan Casino as evidence of the renaissance of this area.


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Documentary exploring the Bay’s rich Black history debuted at the Woodson Museum


The Weekly Challenger

Image Credit: The Weekly Challenger, From left to right, Emerald Morrow, Frank Wiley and Miranda Parnell presented Channel 10’s ‘Our Heart, Our Hope, Our History’ documentary on Feb. 7 at The Woodson African American Museum of Florida.

ST. PETERSBURG — The Woodson African American Museum of Florida hosted a special viewing on Feb. 7 of WTSP-10 Tampa Bay’s Black History Month mini-documentary that explores the rich Black history in the Bay area.

The documentary first explained the origins of Black History Month. In 1915 historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, a group dedicated to preserving and promoting Black excellence.

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Current Exhibit

A Brighter Path for Woodson Warriors | Jane Bunker


March 14, 2023


The Woodson African American Museum of Florida


Free, Email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com for groups of 5 or more.


Jane began studying art seriously at age ten at the Farnsworth School of Art in North Truro, MA with Helen Sawyer and Jerry Farnsworth, who were students of Charles Hawthorne, himself a student of William Merritt Chase. 

After majoring in Art at Stanford University, she received an MA in Health  Communication, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, from Stanford, and took a detour  into a career as a psychologist. She began painting again after she retired, twenty-five  years ago.  

While not currently represented by any gallery, she has been represented by galleries  in New York, Santa Fe, Aspen, Boise, and Cape Cod.  

In 2013, she was given a one-woman show at the New Britain Museum of American Art (Google “Illumination – Jane Bunker”). Bunker also had shows in 2019 and 2020 at the  Woodson African American Museum of Florida, in 2022 a two-woman show at the  Chihuly Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida, and in 2023, a show at Soft Water Gallery,  also in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Over the years, photography has influenced her, particularly the atmospheric Steichen imagery. She is drawn to pastel Degas landscapes, charcoal Seurat drawings,  representational Richters, Mondrian’s early trees, Redon’s flowers, and some more abstract Turners. 

“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.”

–Eckhart Tolle

This is why I paint. When what I see touches my heart, brings me joy, and gives me peace, I paint so that I might share those experiences with another. Painting
is my meditation. Painting is also my service. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my paintings fund college scholarships for African American youth. This is my way of paying
forward all the gifts that I have been given.

For more information about Jane Bunker’s work, go to janebunkerartist.com 


Black Lives Matter Mural


Currently on Display


Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum


Open to the Public


This community’s first BLACK LIVES MATTER mural is the most beautiful one in the nation, and it is the welcoming mat to our most historic African American community Jordan Park, and the beautiful Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. 

T-shirts & Mural Prints


T-shirts and Black Lives Matter Mural prints are available for purchase.

Items are available for pick-up Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Saturday Morning Yoga at The Woodson


Every Saturday Morning at 9 A.M.


Woodson African American Museum of Florida




Mindful Movement hosts yoga sessions every Saturday morning in The Woodson’s Legacy Garden.

No registration required.

Deadline for Woodson Warriors Scholarship Applications


April 1, 2023


The Woodson African American Museum of Florida




African American High School seniors that are residents of St. Petersburg and have a GPA above 3.0 are eligible for a Woodson Warriors Scholarship. Click here to view the application.