Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Jack Hadley Black History Museum
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Tricia Y
Valencia, Spain34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This is a gem of a museum. Apparently a labor of love of collector and curator Jack Hadley, it contains material from pre-slavery to the present. A great deal of the collection deals with Thomasville and the surrounding area, but the collection also reflects a broader view of American history. When I visited the museum there was one other group there who had traveled from out of state specifically to visit the museum. Mr. Hadley spent a great deal of time with all of us, even staying after closing time to continue answering our questions. He is extremely knowledgeable and gracious. He has created a wonderful resource.
Written July 12, 2016
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BlackReview
Thomasville, Georgia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
This is a very informative Black History Museum that gives you a wild review of local and national black history of the United States.
Written August 22, 2016
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Vernal S
Kingsland, Georgia, United States42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
My party of 4 arrived at the Hadley Museum around 4:15 PM. My Jack Hadley himself provided us with a guided tour. We immediately clicked with Mr. Hadley due in part to the fact that my husband and I are Air Force veterans, as is Mr. Hadley. After we shared some of our military memories, Mr. Hadley introduced us to "African American History" in Thomasville, GA. And oh, what a story. It was clear from the very beginning that Mr. Hadley was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about not only the African Experience in Thomasville, but knowledgeable and passionate about history in general. The museum was well organized and told a beautiful story of the people and their accomplishments, ,struggles, hardships and victories in Thomasville (many of whom are/were in Mr. Hadley's own family) and the surrounding area. You don't have to be African American to appreciate a good historical story. I would recommend this museum to anyone who has an appreciation of history. Mr. Hadley was so gracious and went beyond the museum's closing time to ensure he answered all our questions and shared with us all there was to see of the museum. A library is also being planned at the museum that will house "loaner" books written by and about African Americans. Before leaving, I purchased a book, co-written by Mr. Hadley entitled "African-American Life on the Southern Plantation." It's a must read! And the photographs themselves, tell such a poignant story. It can be purchased at the museum or you can order a copy by contacting Mr. Hadley at jackhadleyblackhistorymuseum.com (website) or 214 Alexander St. Thomasville, GA. 31792 or call 229-226-5029. Its a non-profit organization and very worthy of your donations. By, the way, I'm not paid to promote this museum, and have no other vested interest but have become an advocate and supporter after my one and only visit. That's how much I was impressed!
Written October 19, 2015
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John R
Pinellas Park, Florida, USA318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
We visited Jack's museum - but he was on vacation. What a shame as I'm sure he would have lent some additional information to the displays. He captures several areas of Black culture in different sections of the museum, including sports, entertainment, military, and of course, civil rights. He also has a large section that covers the local history, and it is indeed a rich one.
The museum is housed in the now closed Douglass High School - a black school that thrived in the 50s and 60s - so it felt like walking into someone's home, with each room set up to display different artifacts he has collected over the years. These include newspaper clippings, photographs, display ads, uniforms, antiques, furniture, and other memorabilia. It is well worth the visit, and includes a short video that explains the most famous graduate of the closed high school, a Henry Flipper. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Written August 3, 2014
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a-travelin-foodie
United States1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
This is really a fabulous collection! Read Vernal S's review from October 2015 - not sure I can say much more..... Mr. Hadley has put together a collection of local, locals-gone-national, and national black history and organized it well. I'm not sure you could have a better tour guide than Mr. Hadley, as his passion and knowledge draw you in to people you might never have heard of, but who typify the struggle and history since the 1800's. I had the option of having Mr. Hadley guide me, or going on my own, but I'm white and not a local; I needed a guide! I spent over 2 hours on the tour, and still know that I barely touched the surface of this collection. I'll go back and spend more time reading and looking......and hopefully get to spend a bit more time with Mr. Jack Hadley.
Even if you only have an hour or so, it's really a must see on your visit to Thomasville. I can imagine it would be fabulous for school kids, especially if Mr. Hadley is giving the tour.
Written October 20, 2017
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BnB_GA
Thomasville, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
I'll start by saying we are white. We had some family items to contribute to Mr. Hadley and he gladly received them. He gave us a personal tour of the museum, which is quite enlightening.
Written May 22, 2017
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lakeishack
Thomasville, GA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
This was part of my family reunion activities for the day and I am so glad I did not skip it. This visit was awesome to say the least. Mr. Hadley was amusing and very informative. This museum is loaded. Love it!
Written July 14, 2016
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ALICE W
Orlando, FL48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
My husband and I went to see this museum. It is totally awesome. They have so much history in such a small area. I love seeing all the things they had but it is a bit cramped. I can just imagine how much work and effort this man put in to building this diplay of hertiage. I definitely would recommend everyone to go and visit.
Written July 19, 2015
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WD80
New Orleans, LA115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
By chance, we decided to tour the museum. When we arrived, we were the only ones there and met the curator... Mr. Jack Hadley. It was his vision and passion that brought the museum to life. The historical accounting ranged from slavery to modern day, from sports to music, from education to war, from notable women to phenomenal children, so on and so on. The museum continues to expand. The true mind behind the museum is Mr. Hadley. My son typically cares less about these kinds of tours but even he took an interest as Mr. Hadley told story after story. It was exciting to hear and see the mass quantity of pictures and paraphernalia. It was all educational and inspirational. .
Written June 2, 2014
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Andy C
Zihuatanejo, Mexico3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
The thousands of photos, letters and objects assembled by Mr. Jack Hadley effectively convey a story needing to be told in a comfortable, warm and intimate environment. This museum is obviously a labor of love for Mr. Hadley, a sincere, gracious and proud man. We were fortunate to receive a personal tour from Mr. Hadley. He spent well over an hour with us illuminating the web of stories behind the artifacts, many of a deeply personal nature.
Written March 26, 2014
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