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The Hannibal Square monument resides between the Winter Park Community Center and the Hannibal Center itself on 721 W. New England Ave, celebrating African-American history in the city.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center celebrates 10-year anniversary

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

The Hannibal Square monument resides between the Winter Park Community Center and the Hannibal Center itself on 721 W. New England Ave, celebrating African-American history in the city.

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The “Hannibal Square Heroes” and their representatives stand tall at the Winter Park Community Center as they celebrate their contributions to the city.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

The “Hannibal Square Heroes” and their representatives stand tall at the Winter Park Community Center as they celebrate their contributions to the city.

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The daughter of Dr. Clyde Woodrow Hall was adorned with a special-made sash to honor her father, a renowned academic administrator and author from Winter Park.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

The daughter of Dr. Clyde Woodrow Hall was adorned with a special-made sash to honor her father, a renowned academic administrator and author from Winter Park.

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Olatunji Oyewale dressed formal in standing room only at the celebration, remembering a loved one.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Olatunji Oyewale dressed formal in standing room only at the celebration, remembering a loved one.

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The Heritage Collection Phase IX displayed hundreds of photos, as well as artwork throughout the exhibition. Words such as “family,” “preservation,” “history,” “heritage” and “love” were placed strategically around the facility.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

The Heritage Collection Phase IX displayed hundreds of photos, as well as artwork throughout the exhibition. Words such as “family,” “preservation,” “history,” “heritage” and “love” were placed strategically around the facility.

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A bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. sits between a timeline of the Winter Park African American community spanning the 20th century to present day. The timeline documents notable local and national events.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

A bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. sits between a timeline of the Winter Park African American community spanning the 20th century to present day. The timeline documents notable local and national events.

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Hannibal hero Wendell Sconiers Sr. enjoys time with friends at the exhibition. Sconiers serves as an executive at McDonalds Corp.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Hannibal hero Wendell Sconiers Sr. enjoys time with friends at the exhibition. Sconiers serves as an executive at McDonalds Corp.

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A portrait of Hannibal hero Clara Davis Warren draped one the center’s second floor walls. Warren was honored for her philanthropic efforts.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

A portrait of Hannibal hero Clara Davis Warren draped one the center’s second floor walls. Warren was honored for her philanthropic efforts.

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Windell Paige, businessman and diversity consultant, looks at his featured photos at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Friday.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Windell Paige, businessman and diversity consultant, looks at his featured photos at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Friday.

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Hannibal Square Heritage Center CEO Peter Schreyer smiles at the 10-year anniversary celebration. Schreyer started documenting Winter Park African-American history in 2002 as a photographer.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Hannibal Square Heritage Center CEO Peter Schreyer smiles at the 10-year anniversary celebration. Schreyer started documenting Winter Park African-American history in 2002 as a photographer.

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Schreyer’s photo is displayed in the treasured “Hannibal Square Timeline.” The Switzerland native is honored that Winter Park citizens trusted him with their precious family photos, he said.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Schreyer’s photo is displayed in the treasured “Hannibal Square Timeline.” The Switzerland native is honored that Winter Park citizens trusted him with their precious family photos, he said.

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Proud Hannibal Square friend Jonathan Sebastian Blount toasts to the center’s anniversary and its heroes. “Here’s to 100 more,” he said.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Proud Hannibal Square friend Jonathan Sebastian Blount toasts to the center’s anniversary and its heroes. “Here’s to 100 more,” he said.

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Let them eat cake! Celebrants end the party with a sweet slice of cake and bubbly after hors d’oevres. Food was a major topic of conversation throughout the evening.

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Let them eat cake! Celebrants end the party with a sweet slice of cake and bubbly after hors d’oevres. Food was a major topic of conversation throughout the evening.

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Hannibal Square and New England Avenue sit at the heart of west Winter Park. Many of Friday’s attendees have resided here since the 1940s. Volunteer historians encourage citizens to “learn history from the people who lived it.”

Friday, May. 12, 2017 |

Hannibal Square and New England Avenue sit at the heart of west Winter Park. Many of Friday’s attendees have resided here since the 1940s. Volunteer historians encourage citizens to “learn history from the people who lived it.”

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