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St. Petersburg Black history museum has a new name and fundraising partner

October 15, 2021

Tampa Bay Times

Concept illustration of proposed new museum.

 The history center formerly known as the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum has a shorter name and a new partner in its effort to build an upgraded facility.

Now known as The Woodson African American Museum of Florida, they announced on Tuesday that the Pinellas Community Foundation will help raise $27 million needed to build and operate a 30,000-square-foot facility.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times

Museum & Legacy Garden Rental

Museum space is available for groups to schedule special events and meetings. Opportunities for collaboration on joint projects and exhibits are welcome.

General Use Building Fees for Private Functions.

The museum is available for rental for events, meetings, weddings, and more.

A. Gallery / $909.50
(plus a refundable $250 Deposit)

B. Legacy Gardens / $1,926.00
(plus a refundable $350 Deposit)

Please Note: 

*A CGW Rental Agreement must be signed in order to hold venue.

*All security deposits are refundable within thirty (30) days if the Museum is undamaged.

*$250 Deposit secures your date upon return of signed rental agreement.

*Fees are due by a minimum of (30) days prior to the event

Legacy Garden

The Legacy Garden at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is a sprawling vista complete with magnolias, a flowing fountain, a rose garden and brick pathways. It is the result of a collaborative venture between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership St. Pete Class of 2008, the city’s Midtown Economic Development Initiative and the museum.

In addition to being a revenue generator for the museum, resources from the garden’s rental will help with the expansion of exhibits and displays.