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.
July 24, 2022
Tampa Bay Times
A benefactor with a huge collection of Black history artifacts has promised to make more than 8,000 pieces available for viewing over the next several years at St. Petersburg’s Woodson African American Museum of Florida.
Clinton Byrd, a financial investor who lives in Tallahassee, started a sideline as a historian in 2012 after he obtained a collection amassed by Nathaniel “The Magnificent” Montague, a Black radio pioneer. Montague, now 94, dreamed of opening an African American history museum of his own in Los Angeles. He spent nearly 50 years collecting artifacts such as letters from Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass, recordings of opera singer Marian Anderson and books by the museum’s namesake, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, considered the father of Black history.
July 19 - October 14, 2022
The Woodson Museum African American Museum of Florida
Free / Donations Appreciated
Born in Haiti on December 11,1962 in the province of Jeremie ‘City of Poets’. Patrick Noze was introduced to the world of art years before achieving international success, by way of his father Robert Noze. Robert had his own art history as a renowned Sculptor and studied under his father, Andre Dimanche, making Patrick Noze a third generation Sculptor and painter.
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 and Black Lives Matter Mural prints are available for purchase.
Items are available for pick-up Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
August 13, 2022 / 5-8 pm
The Woodson will be open during Art Walk on Saturday, August 13th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. We will also have an opening reception for the artist, Patrick Noze as he chats with the guests as well.
September 17, 2022 / 10 am - 3 pm
On Saturday, September 17th, come to the Woodson for Free Museum Day, the hours are from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The artist will be here to interact with the guests. Guests will be able to participate in painting with the artist, playing the drums, face painting for our youth, and light refreshments.