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History Museum Gets Grant to Create African American Archive and Exhibit

Florida Historian to Research Local Black History and Develop "Voices of Lake Wales"


Last updated 3/17/2021 at 10:07am

Florida Historian Emmanuel George

The Lake Wales History Museum has been awarded a Community Project Grant of $5,000 from Florida Humanities and $10,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to create a new Lake Wales African American Archive and Exhibit. The project will include conducting new research, collecting oral histories, and securing new donations to establish the archive.

Emmanuel George, a Florida historian, has been hired to conduct intensive research for six-weeks from March 2 to April 15, 2021. His research will be the basis of a new, original African American exhibit at the museum in the fall of 2021. Addition...

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