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The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum is pleased to announce our new hours of operation! We are now open to the public Tuesday's - Friday's from 10:30 - 4:30 pm & Saturday's from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. 

August 6, 2020

“You are your last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you.” – Kina Repp

You can count on us to keep up-to-date with the latest recommendations by the state and federal government to keep our visitors and volunteers safe.

In addition, we are taking the following precautions with our volunteers and visitors:

  • All volunteers are required to wear a face mask.
  • Volunteers will sanitize and disinfect shared services and artifacts frequently.
  • Volunteers are also required to wash their hands as soon as they enter the museum.

We also recommend our visitors wear a mask and stay 6-feet-apart while also sanitizing after entering the museum and before leaving. 

Click for link to CDC COVID-19 Updates & Guidelines
Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners of 2020!
D'Angelo George

Will be pursuing his education at Florida Atlantic University! 

Johnnie L. Ingram Jr.

Will be pursuing his education at Florida Atlantic University!

Bree Baker

Will be pursuing her education at the University of North Florida!

Our Intern: Zaria Hayes

Will be pursuing her education at the University of Central Florida!

"Evolution of The Iron"

Thanks to Ms. Erica Poggio and Ms. Sandra Edmonston, we have two new editions to our exhibit "Evolution of the Iron". The first picture is a gas burning iron. These are both irons that were used by their family and they were kind enough to give us this generous donation. Thank You!

Current Projects

Heritage House Renovation Plans

A project to make much needed repairs on the Heritage House (Shotgun House) will start this Fall. The exhibit located on the southeast corner of Pettis Park was donated to the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum in 2003 by the Willie Hines family of New Smyrna Beach. It is used to display historic artifacts and demonstrate lifestyles of rural familes in the turn of the 19th Century. Mr. Winston Byfield, retired builder, is volunteering to supervise the project. We are planning to start the project on September 14th, 2020. 

Some committed volunteers are:

  1. Allen Harrell
  2. Billy Graham
  3. Dwayne Jones
  4. Elton Smith
  5. Eric T. Preston
  6. Willie Pop Mitchell
  7. Winston Byfield
Events Cancelled by COVID-19

 Golf Tournament scheduled for March 21, 2020

Scholarship Award Dinner scheduled for May 22, 2020

Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum

314 N Duss Street, New Smyrna Beach
FL 32168 United States

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