"What's inside the Museum?"
Tell your story!
The Bing Rooming House Museum wants to hear your family's story of life in Plant City. Allow us the honor of interviewing elderly family members.
Visit & Learn
Visit the Plant City Photo Archives to view the entire black history photograph collection.
Mr. E.L. Bing A Pioneer for black education
Discover the important role that Mr. E.L. Bing and those taught and mentored by him had on the education of not only Plant City, but Hillsborough County and the State of Florida.
During the 1930s to 1960s a large number of residents lived at the site of Cornet Mine. These 28 familes later grew into to what is now Lincoln & Madison Park neighborhoods.
Maps & Facts of Lincoln Park
The Lincoln Park neighborhood has changed significantly since the 1920s. If you click on the maps and links here you will see how current streets used to named after U.S. States as well as a layout of the Cornet 28 Quarters where alot of our generational families lived and later moved here.
African American Historic Trail
Deep in the heart of Florida exist a place, a building, and a community with a happy ending. The historical significance of Historic Glover School as a part of America's History lies deep in the foundation of this structure.
The Plant City Photo Archives & HIstory Center located in downtown Plant City, is a non--profit organization that works closely with the Bing House in the areas of historical preservation. We are supporters of the Plant City Photo Archives and encourage you to stop by and visit there photo archives with over 100,000 pics.
Marie B. Ellis Park, Snowden Park, Plant City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Complex, Reaves Barbershop, Beluah Missionary Baptist Church, Allen Chapel AME Church, Laura Street Black Business District, and Ruby Fruit/Art Stand.
Exhibits/Oral History Library
Marshall High School
Charlow Funeral Home
Negro League Baseball
Civil Rights in Plant City
Marie B. Ellis Park
Sam Cooper Park
Willie Thomas (reporter)
Mount Olive MBC
Mount Moriah MBC
St. Mary's MBC
St. Luke MBC
St. Luke Indepdent
Laura Street Church of Christ
Video - Oral History Clip
Mr. Willie Thomas, Plant City's first black newspaper reporter gives a first hand account of his experience visiting the segregated former Plant City GreyHound Bus Station, which now serves as the office for the Plant City Courier. Willie Thomas is also brother to Mr. Bullwinkle.