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The African American Heritage Society, Inc. was founded September 12,1990 as a 501(c) 3 organization and has operated continuously with vision and purpose for nearly thirty (30) years. 

Our mission is to preserve, promote, educate and integrate African American history, heritage, culture and diversity in Pensacola and the Greater Gulf Coast Region and to continue to lead the area in supporting and promoting Cultural Tourism through education and the humanities.

Through quality programming, the African American Heritage Society ("the Society") has offered retrospective exhibits in the visual arts and humanities, performing arts programs, cultural festivals, as well as educational lectures, all highlighting a broad spectrum of the African American unique and creative influences and contributions to American life. 

Please click the link "about" above, followed by clicking on 'chronological history & record of events', for a listing of the many transformative presentations that we have presented in Pensacola and the surrounding Greater Gulf Coast Region.


The Historic Coulson House was built in 1865 and has been the Headquarters of the Heritage Society since 2000. Prior to our location here, we were located  at the Pensacola Cultural Center, also in the Historical District from 1990 to 2000.

Non Discrimination Statement:

The African American Heritage Society, Inc. was also founded upon the principles of diversity and inclusion and as such, the Society does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, nor disability. Employment opportunities, membership, attendance and access to our center, gallery, programs and events are open to ALL, and we invite you to join us.

Historic District

The Coulson House

200 Church Street | Pensacola, Florida 32502