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Exciting Permanent Exhibits

Old Dillard Museum occupies the upper floor of the historic school campus, where the former classrooms, library and principal’s office have been converted into engaging and informative exhibition galleries, and a Library Resource Room, which offers a host of ethnic reference materials and books. These interpretive spaces include the permanent Heritage Gallery, with its original chalkboard and wooden classroom desks as well as a wealth of photographers, memorabilia and displays which help to tell the story of early African American life in Broward County. The Minds-On, Hands-On Interactive Gallery acquaints youngsters and adults alike with fascinating African, Caribbean, Native American and local artifacts and activities that celebrate our vibrant and diverse heritage. The Jazz Roomhouses an extensive permanent educational exhibition, aptly entitled “Jazz: Language of the Soul.” This celebration of America’s original art form pays special tribute to Fort Lauderdale music legend Julian “Cannonball” Adderly (who taught at Dillard High School). The space has become a popular gathering place for intimate live performances in its “night club” ambience. Finally, the Rotating Exhibition Gallery hosts a variety of innovative temporary historic, cultural and artistic displays. Past recent exhibits include “Young, Gifted and Black … and That’s a Fact,” and "Lift Every Voice." Exhibit Schedule February 12 - End of August 2010 Ujamaa Multimedia Exhibit.
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    Ben Williams CutoutMr. 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.

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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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