585 East Summerlin Street
Bartow Fl.3383
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PHONE: 863-800-6872

LUSTER ALL
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE
MUSEUM

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Visitors can expect to see exhibits which are divided
into thematic sections relative to  African-American
History, beginning with:

Life In Africa
Artifacts in the African collection are examples of
traditional arts and crafts of the sub-Saharan west
coast countries. This collection includes sculptures,
carvings, musical instruments, masks, fetishes and
print art.

Proceeding to the next area one may note disturbing
images of:
Slavery and Plantation Life
This section covers information on the middle
passage of the transatlantic Human Cargo trade,
slave marketing, shackles, the under-
ground Railroad and the role of the Abolishnist.  

The tour continues on to the era of:
Emancipation and Reconstruction
The period where promises were made and broken.
The Black codes that lead directly to the
J
im Crow Era. This era included whites only drinking
fountains and restrooms and especially evident in the
segregation of schools. There is a special room
devoted to the "coloreds only "school in Bartow, Union
academy. This section highlights the Staff and the
students that made their mark there and the
continued achievements and contributions they made
by many graduates.























HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday,Thursday &
Friday    
10:00am- until- 4:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
by appointment only

CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS
Luster All African-American Heritage Museum is a Non- profit
Organization and realizes that it is the job of those of us who are
familiar with the struggles of the past and the sacfrices that were made
by many,  in order that we
all may be treated equally, and afforded the
same opportunities, in order to be proud, productive, successful
citizens.

Without a place like this to visit,  many of today's African-Americans
youth will not know where they came from, or why their success is so
important to our culture. If you don't know your heritage it's hard to
understand  the importance of how an individual African- American's
achievements and success, affects and shapes the African- American
Culture as a whole.

It is imperative to know where you came from in order to know
where you are going
.

Other thematic sections include:

  • The Civil Rights Era                              Blacks In the Military
  • The fight for Education                           Black Cowboys
  • African-American Achievement            Historic Occupations
                                                                              and Industries.

Admission is FREE
However, we do accept Donation
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Any Amount