Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex

The Moore Museum explores the history of the Moores through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers. In contrast to yesteryear's Civil Rights Movement, we also examines today's global civil and human rights issues.

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore were the leading civil rights activists in Florida and the nation during the 1930s and 40s.

A native of Suwannee County, Harry T. Moore was president of the Brevard County Branch of the NAACP and later president, then state coordinator, of the Florida Conference of the NAACP.

For seventeen years, Moore traveled through Florida, organizing NAACP branches, investigating lynchings, protesting acts of police brutality and organizing voter registration campaigns.

On the evening of Christmas day 1951, a bomb, planted under Moore’s small, six-room cottage in Mims, killed Moore and his wife Harriette.

In August of 2006, then Attorney General Charlie Crist released the results of a 20-month investigation into the murder of Harry and Harriette Moore. The fatal bombing of the couple’s home – on their 25th wedding anniversary – was never officially solved.

The investigation pointed to extensive circumstantial evidence that the Moores were victims of a conspiracy by exceedingly violent members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Museum offers artifacts, films oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through decades of history.

An exhibit primarily covers the Civil Rights Movement and massive voters registration drives with a focus on key events in the 1930's and 1940's.