Town of Eatonville, Florida

Eatonville is a town in Orange County, Florida, six miles north of Orlando. Eatonville is best known as being one of the first self-governing all-black municipalities in the United States. The town is rich with history, art and culture related to influential Black-figures, such as the noted author, Zora Neale Hurston. Zora Neale Hurston made such an impact on the Eatonville residents that the town founded the Zora Neale Hurston Museum of Fine Arts and holds a festival named after her every winter. This town has always taken arts and humanities seriously, and it’s no wonder it still remains a hub of activity today.

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The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum is dedicated to showcasing the talents of artists from the African continent and Diaspora, or those of African descent. Exhibitions last between three to four months on a rotating basis, and although they don't require a set fee, the museum greatly appreciations donations. Working with the Orlando Museum of Art, the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, and other institutions, the Zora Neale Museum has been able to showcase over 50 exhibits since 1990. 

Visit their website to find out information on the museum or stop in to check out their exhibits in person!