FRA Cultural Enhancement Award Presented to Gainesville CRA
The A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center was selected to receive the Florida Redevelopment Association’s (FRA) Roy F. Kenzie award for Cultural Enhancement. Each year, the FRA recognizes outstanding efforts by redevelopment agencies throughout the state. Winners demonstrate innovation and positive impact on their communities and inspire other Florida communities. Representatives from FRA will present the award to the CRA Board and the community at the museum Monday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Gainesville CRA led the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the A. Quinn Jones homestead, located at 1013 NW Seventh Ave, into the A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center. The museum opened in February 2017, and features a permanent exhibit on the community leader and educator A. Quinn Jones and stories of other residents in Gainesville’s early years who were champions of the civil rights movement. The museum is the first of its kind in Alachua County.
The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 12-5 p.m. and by appointment on Friday and Saturdays.
For more information, contact the Gainesville CRA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-393-8200.