Preserve, Interpret, Present
Bing Rooming House African American Museum
“Bing Rooming House African American Museum is at the forefront of diversity, thought and content in Plant City, Florida” James “Jimmy” Washington (2007)
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15, 2021
HOLIDAY OPERATING HOURS
Museum is open every Wednesday 10am to 2pm
Closed Thursday 12/23 – Sunday 12/26 Christmas
Closed Thursday 12/29 – Sunday 1/2/2022 New Year’s
Please contact 1-863-398-2059 during dates museum is not listed above as closed. This includes MLK Festival 2022 planning.
Plant City MLK 2022
The 36th Annual Plant City MLK Festival will be held January 7 thru 17, 2022. New event dates. Parade and Drumline will be held Saturday January 8th, 2022. Health Fair will be held on January 15, 2022.
Black History Month
The Bing Rooming House Museum will be open for extended hours during the month of February in recognition of black history month. Be on the lookout for Blues, BBQ & Berries on Saturday February 19, 2022 on Evers Street. .
Let the Story tell the story
The museum strives to accurately preserve, interpret, and present Plant City’s African American history from an African American perspective. Exhibits, artifacts, storyboards, oral history, and written documents help both American and international visitors better understand the experiences of African Americans during the segregation era.
PC Selfie Tour
Plant City, Florida is home to over 25 landmarks, structures and businesses relating to African American History. The Bing House Museum, Plant City Photo Archives, Marshall School, Glover Campus, two slave cemeteries, Law Office of Ted Taylor and the new downtown mural are just a few examples. Click below to get a map and description of each location.
Latin Jazz Recording Artist Jose Ramirez jams at Plant City Blues, BBQ & Berries on Evers Street June 26, 2021.
Special Thanks to Solution Source, Wetherington Tractor Services and Hillsboro Bank, Holiday Inn Express and Marzucco Realty.
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