Moore Memorial Park - Programs and Events - Mims, Florida
Grand Opening of the Moore Complex - April 2004

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore
Memorial Park
and Cultural Center


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August 06, 2012 — Brevard Couty Press Release

SR46 dedication Aug. 24 for Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore

MIMS, Fla.— A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park Community Pavilion/Heritage Walking Trail and dedication of State Road 46 as the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Highway will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

The event will be held at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, 2180 Freedom Ave. in Mims.

The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex Inc. was organized in 2002 as a non-profit support organization for the park. It is through their efforts that grant funding was secured to design and construct the Community Pavilion/Heritage Walking Trail. Additionally the dedication of SR46 as the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Highway project.

The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, location of the original Moore family home site, was purchased by Brevard County in 1994, and the Cultural Center was dedicated in April 2004. The park honors the legacy of the Moore's, who were parents, educators, and leading local and national civil rights activists. The Moore's legacy is now scheduled to be displayed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture which opens in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

Harry T. Moore organized the first Brevard County Branch of the NAACP in 1934 and later organized more than 50 branches statewide. On Christmas night, 1951, which was the Moore's 25th wedding anniversary, a bomb exploded under their Mims home. Harry T. Moore died on the way to the hospital and Harriette V. Moore died Jan. 3, 1952, one day after Harry T. Moore's funeral. The park is dedicated to the commemoration of their lives, to promoting awareness of their contributions to the early civil rights movement, and to preserving African American history. The Cultural Center is a repository of Moore family artifacts and historical documents featuring strategic events beginning with the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in America.

The park is operated by Brevard County, through Parks & Recreation Department's North Area parks Operations. For more information, call (321) 264-6595.


September 10, 2010

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center Has New Operating Hours

MIMS, Fla. – The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center is now open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Opened in April 2004, the 5,000-square-foot cultural center is located in the 11.93-acre Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park at 2180 Freedom Avenue in Mims, the site of the original Moore family home. On Christmas night 1951, the Moores were murdered for their involvement in the civil rights movement when a bomb exploded under their home. The park is dedicated to the celebration of their lives and to promoting awareness of their unique contributions to the early civil rights movement.

This facility is managed by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, North Area. Call 321-264-6595 for more information on the park, cultural center, activities, and rentals.


Activities at Moore Memorial Park

June 17, 2009

50 Million Pound Challenge Team Forming

MIMS, Fla. - A local 50 Million Pound Challenge team will begin forming on Monday, July 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, located at 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims.

Join team "Moore Than Enough" of old friends and make new friends at this fitness walking class in the cooling shade of oak trees. The walking class will be enjoyable, informative, and give theopportunity to meet others interested in being fit. This class is not just a walking class. Participants will share exercise tips, menus and other helpful information. There will also be prizes handed out every month to the person who attends class most frequently. A group picture and results will be posted on the 50 Million Pound Challenge website.

Call 321-264-6595 or go to www.brevardparks.com /hthvm/events for additional information or download a flyer. This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations.

Click here to join our team.


WHIST CLUB AT MOORE MEMORIAL PARK

MIMS, FLA. -A whist club meets on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park Cultural Center at 2180 Freedom Avenue in Mims.

Partners compete against two opponents in this challenging game. Open to beginning and advanced players, participants can learn or brush up on the game or practice for a tournament. This program is free and open to the public.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations. Call 321-264-6595 for additional information.


NEW PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND PRESCHOOLERS AT MOORE MEMORIAL PARK

MIMS, FLA.-Two new programs for infants and preschoolers are being offered at the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park Cultural Center, 2180 Freedom Avenue in Mims.

The Right Start, for ages 6 to 24 months, meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Lil' Fingers, for ages 2 years to Pre-K, meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Led by Parks and Recreation staff, these programs are for children and parents to share time together listening to stories and music, playing games, doing crafts and meeting new friends. Parental supervision is required. This program is free and open to the public.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations. Call 321-264-6595 for additional information.




Sponsored by: Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
Parks & Recreation Department — North Area Parks Operations
475 North Williams Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796 — (321) 264-5105
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