Spady Museum to be honored for education and promotion of African- and Caribbean-American culture in Florida


A Delray Beach museum that showcases the cultural contributions of Florida’s African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American communities is being honored for the work it does in the community.

On Friday, May 10, the community leaders who manage the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will be honored for their work in teaching about and pushing cultural contributions to the front of Florida’s many offerings, according to a news release. The group will be presented with the “Best Local Cultural Institution award at the Signature Grand, 6900 SR 84, Davie, FL 33317.

Museum director Charlene Farrington, CFO Sharon Blake, museum founder Vera Farrington and board members of EPOCH, the nonprofit organization that operates the museum at 170 NW Fifth Ave., will be in attendance at the second annual Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism.

“A large part of our tourism audience are from other cultures who are curious about African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American contributions to South Florida and our country,” Farrington said. “We feel it is our mission to share our true legacy and gifts in a way that is authentic and accurate.”

The summit will welcome local, regional and national tourism leaders; hospitality and travel professionals; and tourism-related small business owners to convene to share best practices in cultural and heritage tourism.

The summit will showcase cultural and heritage tourism businesses that are expanding the scope and economic impact in historical neighborhoods and multicultural communities.

To learn more about the summit, visit CulturalHeritageSummit.com.

“There is a market for cultural knowledge and interaction, and we are thrilled to be a recognized as a leader in this space,” Farrington said.

Visit Spadymuseum.com or call 561-279-8883.



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