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Friday, December 3, 2021

Black History Museum at Howard Academy reopening

The Black History Museum of Marion County is reopening to the public.

On Tuesday, November 16, the Black History Museum located at Howard Academy Community Center (306 NW 7th Avenue in Ocala) celebrates its reopening with a ceremony from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Founded in 2004, the museum features numerous exhibits that highlight Florida’s history, including Fort Mose, Black Seminoles, Federal Troops, Paradise Park, and other historical moments and figures.

The museum was renovated for repairs while it was closed to the public in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After tomorrow, the museum will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours could be expanded beginning in January.

For more information, call 352-671-4171.