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The Family Heritage House Museum highlights the importance of learning your heritage and the history of where you came from. It also focuses on the African American community specifically and the hardships that they have gone through over time. The museum was founded by Mrs. Fredi Brown and Mr. Ernest L. Brown Jr.


  • Entrance to the Family Heritage House
  • An exhibit at the Family Heritage House
  • An exhibit at the Family Heritage House

Mrs. Fredi Brown and Mr. Ernest L. Brown Jr., are the founders of the Family Heritage House Museum, which was founded in 1990. This museum has a rich history including the different cultural achievements of African Americans, literature, and many more important pieces to what society was many years ago. The Museum is now located at the State College of Florida, in Sarasota due to the overabundance of artifacts. 

The Family Heritage House Museum has one main goal to the bring to the public's attention. That goal is to help educate children and adults of all ages on their rich family history. The museum wants to teach the people of the importance of their ancestors and to help them find their place in the world we live in. Heritage is something that everyone should know because it can strengthen a family and give them an understanding of their history.  

The African American community plays a very important role in the museum. There is an exhibit called "Kin Killin' Kin" by artist James Pate, which explores the history of violence that has happened in the African American.  community. The exhibit highlights the concern of youth violence in the African American community. The Ku Klux Klan initials weaved into the exhibit to bring different hardship and terrorism to the forefront as well. 

About Us. Family Heritage House Museum. Accessed April 30, 2017. http://www.familyheritagehousemuseum.com/about-us/.
Family Heritage House Museum. VIVA Florida. Accessed April 30, 2017. http://vivaflorida.org/Explore/Museums/Family-Heritage-House-Museum.
Family Heritage House Opens "Kin Killin’ Kin" Exhibit. SOF. Accessed April 30,2017.http://www.scf.edu/Administration/PublicAffairsMarketing/NewsReleases/2015/20150206_01.asp.