Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

Published: Delray Beach, Fla. – August 5, 2021

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Celebrates 20 Years Of Art & History With VIP Anniversary Party

Twenty years of providing art, culture and history culminated in an evening of laughter, music and nostalgia at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. On July 27, 2021 – two decades after the museum opened to the public – guests arrived to celebrate the institution’s past and future.
Board members of the Spady Museum mingled among former board members, staff, partners, artists and the museum founder and past Board Chair Vera Farrington. Farrington’s daughter, Charlene Farrington, manages the museum as its Director and has overseen the museum’s continued relevance with programming that appeals to all ages and ethnicities.


The 20th anniversary celebration was also an opportunity to raise funds for future programs and events.

The Jim Moran Foundation has generously pledged to match funds raised up to $20,000, and the museum has launched several virtual and in-person campaigns, giving people an opportunity to invest in its future.

“The mix of past and present was a wonderful experience and felt like a family reunion. Each person in attendance has aided the museum’s development in small and large ways,” Charlene Farrington said. “When I looked out on our audience, I saw contributors to our mission and legacy, as well as our vision. Plans for the Spady Museum will include even more people through digital platforms, virtual marketplaces and global artistry. We are so proud of how much we’ve accomplished and how much more we can do.”

To donate to the Spady Museum’s 20th Anniversary Fund…

which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Jim Moran Foundation, please visit our donation page. Next, the Spady Museum will present The Jesse Jones Jr. Quintet at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 21. Held in collaboration with Arts Garage, the concert will deliver the Quintet’s combination of hard-bop, funk and R&B to Delray Beach.

About the Spady Museum:

Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum in Palm Beach County dedicated to African-, Bahamian- and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to Florida and the U.S.

Museum Hours:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

  • Admission: $10; Members are free.
  • For more information, call 561.279.8883

Photo credits: MasterWing Creative Agency

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