Looking for a fun and exciting weekend!!! Come to the Old Dillard Museum Emancipation Day Mini Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. There will be great musical entertainment: Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Harmonies of Hope, and Sheena Spirit and the Space Age Gypies. Many items available for purchase: Books, Baby & Home Products, Clothes, Scented Oils, Body Butters, Lotions, Incense, Jewelry, Vitamins & Natural Supplements, and of course, good foods. Click here to download Mini Festival program.
If you are looking for honest and insightful conversations about African-American related literature, you should visit the Old Dillard Museum Book Discussion Group. The group meets every other Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. Up for discussion now is Healing Wisdom of Africa by Patrice Some. Call 754-322-8828 for more information.
Come join us on Wednesday, June 19th, for our Juneteenth "Tap Your Feet" Social.
On Saturday, June 22nd from 12Noon to 4:00pm, Old Dillard Museum is partnering with Broward Health to host the first annual, "Get HIP, Get Tested," Symposium. This event is being conducted to educate the community about HIV, the availability of health care and to provide information on risk reduction practices to prevent the spread of HIV. (Testing will be done throughout the event).
Emancipation Day Mini Festival vending space is now available. To reserve your booth, please fill out a vending application.
Our season of events will include musical concerts, workshops, lectures and more. Check out our “Freedom in Florida: Before the Underground Railroad” Brochure for more information.
School Board Member Ben Williams was the first black administrator assigned to a predominantly white school population when he became the principal of Nova Blanche Forman in 1970. He designed and implemented the first magnet school concept developed in the Broward County Public Schools as the principal of Walker Elementary in 1975. Mr. William is the Old Dillard Museum 2013 Tree of Life Honoree. For more infomation click the purple Tree of Life tag to the right.
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Mr. Benjamin Williams, who is often called "Mr. Fantastic," is the 2013 Tree of Life Honoree. In addition to serving three four-year terms on the Broward County School Board as the Member for District 5, Mr. Williams had a outstanding career as an educator and administrator in Broward County Schools. During his years as a administrator, he is noted as designing and implementing the county's first magnet program at Walker Elementary in 1975, he later took the Performing Arts Magnet program to Parkway Middle School in 1988 and added technology to the curriculum as the county began to utilize technology in the district. The performing arts magnet at Parkway led to adding Arts and Music to Dillard High School with Williams as the principal in 1992. Williams was also the first black administrator assigned to a predominantly white elementary school when he became the principal of Nova Blanche Forman Elementary in 1970.
To view past Tree of Life honorees and The Legacy Continues Video Click Here
Come to the Old Dillard Museum and be inspired. Sensational tours are available Monday thru Friday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Summertime hours are Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00pm. June 13th to August 11th.
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The Old Dillard Museum is a historical landmark and an education center operated by the Broward Public School System. Funding for the museum's activities is provided in part by the Old Dillard Foundation, Funding Arts Broward, Bank of America, The Links, Inc., The National Endowment for the Arts and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and other gracious supporters.
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