Cultural Excursion of Black Americans in Central Florida
8:30 AM - Bus departs Hilton Lake Buena Vista
12:30 PM - Return to Hilton Lake Buena Vista (Pre-registration is required.)
$40 – Lunch Included
Join us for a multi-stop journey to some of Central Florida’s hidden gems of Black History. We will begin in the Historic Town of Eatonville — the nation’s oldest black incorporated municipality and home to Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) a legendary anthropologist, folklorist and writer of the Harlem Renaissance Era.
Then we’ll stop at the Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture — named for Dr. William Monroe Wells who was known for successfully delivering more than 5,000 African American babies and treating fellow African Americans who were suffering from influenza, pneumonia and other serious diseases prior to the creation of many modern-day medical treatments. Inside this museum, you will find memorabilia and artifacts from Orlando’s African American community.
Lastly, we will lunch ‘n learn at the Bronze Kingdom — a 16,000-square-foot art gallery show- casing over 2,000 pieces, of bronze, beaded, and wood sculptures acquired from leaders and countries all over the African continent.