Explore the Area

Explore nearby cultural institutions and attractions!

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Quincy

Quincy Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the 36-block National Register Quincy historic district broken up into 3 walking tours: Commercial District, Eastern Residential District & Western Residential District. Learn more here!

Marie Brooks Gallery

(813) 464-4450
info@mariebrooksgallery.com
11 W. Jefferson Street

Hours: Thursday & Friday 1-3, or by appointment (352-538-3156).

Dean Mitchell opened a new art gallery in downtown Quincy dedicated to the memory of his grandmother, Marie, who inspired him to be one of America's greatest watercolorists. Learn more at Marie Brooks Gallery.

Quincy Music Theatre

(850) 875-9444
qmt@tds.net 
118 East Washington St

The Quincy Music Theatre is committed to community cultural, and economic growth, pride and inclusion. Its mission is to provide quality experiences in musical theatre that are shared by all artistic, volunteer, audience and donor participants in Gadsden County and the Big Bend Area of Florida.

Quincy Main Street

(850) 662-1812
info@quincymainstreet.org
114-A N. Adams St.

The mission of Quincy Main Street is to bring together individuals and businesses to preserve, revitalize and improve Quincy’s historic downtown for citizens and visitors alike. QMT's vision is a revitalized and vibrant Quincy downtown district, a destination and center of commercial, civic and social life.

Legacy School of Performing Arts Institute

(850) 662-1811
105 North Madison Street
Legacy School Facebook

The Legacy School of Performing Arts Institute is on a mission to use the performing arts to keep greatness going in the lives of all children in Gadsden County, Florida. 

Keepers of the Hippocratic Oath Mural

There's a new mural in town! On June 2, 2017, "Keepers of the Hippocratic Oath" honoring three of Gadsden County's most prominent African-American doctors in the last 100 years was unveiled on the side of a Gadsden County office building on South Adams street. 

On the left is Dr. William S. Stevens, Quincy's first African-American doctor and druggist (1906) who built the first hospital serving the black population of the city. He also served as superintendent of Quincy city schools and a high school was named in his honor. In the center is Dr. Jessie Furlow,a pillar of the Gadsden County community who spent years treating indigent patients, sometimes at little or no cost. Patients who didn't have money would pay her in fish or chicken or yard work. Considered by many an "angel" she cared for others even when she herself was quite ill. A Medical Center in Quincy is named for her. On the right is Dr. LaSalle Laffal, surgeon, oncologist and medical educator, who grew up in Quincy, graduated from high school at age 15, and earned a medical degree from Howard University in 1952. Leffall was the first black president of both the American Cancer Society (1978) and the American College of Surgeons (1995). He is currently the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine. The mural was designed and painted by Charlie Johnston, who painted the 100 ft tall peanut silos in Colquitt, GA, the largest mural in the United States (27,000 sq. ft.).

Havana

Shade Tobacco Museum

Havana History & Heritage Museum

(850) 510-4979
w.piotrowski@mchsi.com
Planter's Exchange Annex-204 NW 2nd St.
Havana, Florida
Hours: Saturday 10a-5p & Sunday 1-5p

The Shade Tobacco Museum opened in downtown Havana in October 2017 by the Havana History & Heritage Society. The Havana History & Heritage Society's primary focus is preservation and education relating to Havana’s shade tobacco, while also including other historical distinguishing events that have shaped and represent our this area, our churches, schools, sports, businesses, and notable individuals and artists. Photo by Susan Sapronetti, courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

Gadsden County

For things to do, places to stay, and events calendars for Gadsden County, visit dosomethingoriginal.com

 

 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.