Curtis Museum

Curtis Museum

Headquartered in the former Curtis Elementary School and originally established as the Pinellas County African American History Museum, the Curtis Museum serves as a research center for the study of African American culture and life in Pinellas County, Florida.

Located in a building that once served as a school for African American children, Curtis Elementary School, and named after renowned educator S.W. Curtis, the museum is located in Clearwater, Florida.

Throughout the year the museum houses a permanent exhibit, “The Triumphs and Tribulations of African Americans in Pinellas County, Florida.”

The museum also hosts several traveling exhibits throughout the year, including “A Gallery of African American Leadership,” and the “Creative Quilt Exhibition” (on loan from Quilting Sisters of Color II).

Artifacts Collections include The Midwife Della Jackson Birth Records, as well as various historical photos, historical school yearbooks, historical church and funeral programs, and antique furnishings, art, and publications.