History and Culture Trail

The History & Culture Trail project honors and celebrates the African American heritage of the neighborhoods, businesses, and people living in the areas surrounding the Capital Cascades Trail at FAMU Way. The project includes three components: 1) Artisan History Monuments 2) Public Artworks, and 3) a Community Gathering Space. Nine (9) history monuments are planned that will display images and information about the historical contributions and cultural impact of the communities highlighted. Over a dozen public works of art are planned which further reflects the rich history of the area.

The project covers six subject areas:

  • Theme 1: Allen Subdivision
  • Theme 2: FAMU History & Civil Rights (includes honoring Dr. Charles U. Smith)
  • Theme 3: Villa Mitchell and Economic Engines
  • Theme 4: Boynton Still & Economic Engines
  • Theme 5: Railroad Depot
  • Theme 6: Elberta Crate

Public Art

Blueprint will work with seven artists to craft murals and sculptures along the trail. Each of the selected artworks corresponds with a thematic area and artistically interprets the historical information presented in the stations. View the Selected Artists for the HCT:

Community Gathering Space

The new Community Gathering Space will overlook the Regional Stormwater Facility on FAMU Way. The future pocket park will feature artist wood sculptures carved from wood reclaimed from the site.

Project Manager: Tatiana M. Daguillard 

Community Engagement

Project Snapshot – Capital Cascades Trail Segment 3 History & Culture Trail Project

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