Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is a museum of African-American history in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. It is housed in the former home of the late Solomon David Spady, a prominent African-American educator and community leader in Delray Beach from 1922 to 1957. The museum opened in July 2001 and is funded by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida. The museum is located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in the historic West Settlers District of Delray Beach.

Spady was a student of George Washington Carver, who, referred by Booker T. Washington, became a school teacher and was principal of Delray County Training School from 1922 to 1957. He inspired children and encouraged them to go to college. He is on the list of Great Floridians.

The Spady Museum’s community & cultural partners include the Community Redevelopment Agency of Delray Beach, the City of Delray Beach, the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, and Broward Attractions and Museum Month.
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  • We found this small museum just a short distance from the main activities in Delray. It was worth it. It's one floor, 3 rooms, but the current exhibit of history of comic books that featured people...  more »
  • This museum documents the important African American history of this part of Delray's past. If a docent is present take that tour. A self-guided tour will also offer many insights however.  more »
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  • Beautiful setting. Informative about history of people of color in comic animation. We had a great time!
  • Such a wonderful little gem. The curator was welcoming and informative. Will return when back in town.

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