Learn about New Smyrna Beach’s rich African-American history with a visit to the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, located in the Historic Westside Neighborhood. The museum honors the culture and history of the black community in small town Florida. Housed in a restored 19th century building, the museum was once a place of worship for black Roman Catholics. Today, you’ll find exhibits and displays, like an underground railroad quilt, replicas of black inventions, and other memorabilia. Guests can also see photos and listen to the oral histories from area residents. The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free; however, donations are accepted.
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