Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

170 NW Fifth Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Not all great museums are ridden with pomp and circumstance. At the diminutive Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach, you can get schooled on the local history of African Americans, from the 1800s and on. There are all kinds of personal mementos and rare collections that offer a unique glimpse at the area's early black communities.

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