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Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

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ORGANIZATION: HOMESTEAD CENTER FOR THE ARTS INC

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The Homestead Town Hall Museum is the original town hall of Homestead. Opened in 1917 it was the first city building opened after incorporation in 1913. It housed the fire department and police department as well. The other departments were moved as the City grew although it remained the City Hall until the mid-1970s. The small museum was established in 1994 as part of recovery from Hurricane Andrew. The small historic building houses photographs and many exhibits with the most recognizable of the 1924 LeFranc fire engine.

Prior to COVID, it was open to the public with no charge Wed-Sat 1:00-5:00 p.m. During closure work continued with cataloging a large back log of artifacts and receiving other items of local historical importance. The primary need is for docents to be trained to give short tours of the museum Wed-Sat. When there are no visitors, assistance with sorting and cataloging artifacts can be done.

Due to the nature of the work, it is not suitable for students. It is an opportunity to learn of the unique history of the City and surrounding area. Volunteers are asked to be available for one afternoon during those days.

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About HOMESTEAD CENTER FOR THE ARTS INC

Location:

PO BOX 901492, HOMESTEAD, FL 33090, US

Mission Statement

The HOMESTEAD CENTER FOR THE ARTS is recognized and will be operated as a "Center Without Walls" for the purpose of: Promoting cultural interests associated with the arts and increasing an appreciation for things artistic; Consolidating the common interests and needs of arts and cultural groups within the community; Discovering and encouraging artistic talent within the community; and Supporting efforts to establish a cultural arts facility in the Greater Homestead/Florida City area.

Description

Homestead Center for the Arts is an umbrella organization established in 1976 to help nurture and promote organizations dedicated to the performing arts and our unique culture. General members show their support for these organizations and Affiliate Members are the organizations actively engaged in arts and culture. Most are non-profit or eligible for non-profit status. The South Dade Comunity Choir, the East Everglades Orchid Society, Lamplighters Writers, The Children's Art Gallery, The Pioneer Museum, What If Works Theater are some of the Affiliate Members.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

41 North Krome AvenueHomestead, FL 33030

(25.47063,-80.47717)
 

SKILLS

  • History

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • One afternoon, Wed-Sat from approximately 12:45 to 5:15 p.m.
  • There are books and other small items for sale that would be handled as well.

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