February 7, 2022 – In honor of Black History Month, Santa Fe College’s Association of Black Faculty and Staff (ABFS) will offer information important to SF and the community at large.
This week, the topic is – The Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center
The Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center is in East Gainesville. Mt. Olive AME Church, a local African American church, purchased the site in 1995 in effort to preserve and showcase its historic relevance to the Black community. There are six buildings on the site including the Cotton Club building, Perryman Store, and multiple shotgun houses. The restoration of the site has progressed in phases as funding permits. The Cotton Club building was awarded a certificate of occupancy in September of 2018 and is currently open to the public. The building offers cultural art exhibits, programs, and services holding up to 200 people. ABFS encourage you to take a moment to go visit the museum in the Cotton Club building or consider renting the venue for your next event. Additional information on The Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center can be found at the website (Cotton Club Museum | Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center | Gainesville)