Since 2006, The Woodson has served as St. Petersburg's African American Museum. Formerly known as the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, it has evolved to its current form with the goal of becoming the first African-American museum in Florida housed in a purpose-built facility.
In 2023, The City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Hines Development team reached an agreement to move forward with a new state-of-the-art ballpark and the transformative development of the Historic Gas Plant District, an 86-acre site where the team's current stadium is located. This agreement includes expanding and relocating The Woodson African American Museum of Florida to this site.
As The Woodson prepares for its exciting journey of moving into a building that complies with core museum standards, its educational programming will expand, as well.
This #GivingTuesday, The Woodson's objective is to secure funding that can increase our efforts of unlocking knowledge and empowering communities through programs that make African American history accessible to everyone, regardless of race, age, or background.
With your support, we can amplify our outreach and educational efforts, ensuring that this history, vital for understanding United States history, is shared with our community and beyond.