Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Garden opens at the Woodson African-American museum

ST. PETERSBURG

The towering oaks served as a canopy for city officials, neighbors and guests during Tuesday evening's opening of the Woodson Legacy Garden at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. The sprawling garden complete with magnolias, a flowing fountain, a rose garden and brick pathways is a collaborative venture between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership St. Pete Class of 2008, the city's Midtown Economic Development Initiative and the museum.

The project is the result of months of planning, fundraising and oversight led by Leadership St. Pete Class of 2008 project coordinator Terri Lipsey Scott.

The group raised more than $40,000 in donations to provide 13,000 brick pavers, 1,200 plants, sod, mulch, irrigation and fencing. The garden now offers a beautiful outdoor space for the museum to host special events and serves as a centerpiece for the Jordan Park neighborhood.

In addition to being a revenue generator for the museum, resources from the garden's rental will help with the expansion of exhibits and displays.

With more than 320 bricks sponsored, a stroll along the pathway that meanders through the garden includes a search for the names for family and friends. Bricks are still available for "Pave-the-Way" sponsorships by calling the museum at 323-1104. The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is at 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Sandra J. Gadsden, Neighborhood Times Editor

Garden opens at the Woodson African-American museum 05/24/08 [Last modified: Monday, May 26, 2008 10:29am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally

    Business

    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.
  2. Kushner to testify before two intelligence committees

    Politics

    WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to make a second appearance on Capitol Hill — he will speak with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, one day after he is scheduled to speak with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators behind closed doors.

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. [Associated Press]
  3. Rays blow lead in ninth, lose in 10 to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays manager Kevin Cash liked the way Alex Cobb was competing Friday night. He liked the way the hard contact made by the Rangers batters went away after the second or third inning. So as the game headed toward the ninth, there was no doubt in Cash's mind that sending Cobb back to the mound was …

    Rays starter Alex Cobb can hardly believe what just happened as he leaves the game in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double then a tying two-run homer to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo.
  4. Exhumation of Dalí's remains finds his mustache still intact

    World

    FIGUERES, Spain — Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dalí's embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of Dalí's vast estate.

    Salvador Dal? died in 1989 leaving vast estate.
  5. Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, current and former U.S. …

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after meetings with an ambassador were revealed.