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St. Pete's Woodson Museum plans expansion

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 19:20:26-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A St. Pete museum dedicated to African-American history is hoping to expand.

Officials at the Dr. Carter Woodson Museum said they continue to gain visitors each year. Plus, they are running out of room to host multiple exhibits.

"We are busting from the seems. We are a museum, actually we are a building that is called a museum; this was once a community center,” said Director Terri Lipsey Scott.

She said she is hoping to work with city leaders to gain more funding to expand the museum by about 10,000 square feet.

"We are the only museum that you won’t find on the waterfront. Our frontage is that of an interstate , which also tells it’s own African-American story,” said Scott.

She said the museum directors are hosting a symposium with community and city leaders to discuss the future of the museum. The symposium is June 22 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Manhattan Casino.