WE HAVE A STORY TO TELL...
Janie L. Bing A Pioneer...
PAST,PRESENT,FUTURE..PRESERVING AS WE MOVE FORWARD...
A Extraordinary Food Tasting Experience...
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The Culinary Essence of Laura Street...
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PLANT CITY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIC TRAIL.

PLANT CITY BING HOUSE MUSEUM

Museum is closed to visitors effective 3/17/2020 until further notice

Preserve/Interpret/Present

Janie L. Bing Rooming House, a National Historical Site anchoring the Historic Laura Street Business District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, primarily for its role as a domestic hotel for people of color during the period of segregation. The hotel operated from 1928 through 1975 with the addition of the Seminole Restaurant in 1931. The facility, which is located at 205 South Allen Street, Plant City, Florida now operates as a museum to emphasize the Plant City community’s triumph over segregation.

The museum strives to accurately preserve, interpret, and present Plant City’s African American history from an African American perspective. Exhibits, artifacts, storyboards, oral history and, and written documents help both American and international visitors better understand the experiences of African Americans during the segregation era.

~The Bing Rooming House Museum is at the forefront of diversity, thought and content here in Plant City, Florida~ and within walking distance of Plant City's Historic Downtown, New Midtown and Plant City Photo Archives & History Center.

 

BING ROOMING HOUSE MUSEUM HOURS (Updated 3/17/2020)

The Improvement League of Plant City Board of Directors meet on 3/16/2020 and determined it was in the best interest of the community to close the museum to all visitors at this time and postpone the MLK Commemoration (April 4th), Room Dedication (April 9th), and Baby Chick Book Club events until further notice in support of the public health effort regarding COVID-19.

Plant City Selfie Tour

DISCOVER PLANT CITY- There are over 25 sites, structures and businesses as it relates to African American History right here in the Greater Plant City area within a 10 square mile radius.
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Tours & Events

Take a school tour. There numerous events that take place at the Bing House Museum. Groups like MAKE Plant City, Business After Hours, local author book signings and Marshall Alumni.
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A Taste of Laura Street

FOOD~FORKS~FUN - A food tasting experience that showcases the unique entree and side dishes that made Laura Street famous. The public judges on best of class.
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Plant City MLK Fest

This Annual Festival highlights the social and economic prosperity driven by the African American Community in the Greater Plant City area and surrounding Eastern Hillsborough County.
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About the League

Foster equitable opportunities for residents, regardless of age, sex, race or religion throughout the City of Plant City.

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Associated Links

Plant City MLK Festival
January 2021

Improvement League of Plant City
ILPCCDC

Historic Glover School Campus
Bealsville, Incorporated

Photo Archives & History Center
Plant City Photo Archives

Upcoming Events

A TASTE OF LAURA STREET - Celebrating FOOD, FORKS & FUN Saturday October 3, 2020

CHRISTMAS FOR SENIORS December 5, 2020

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest December 5-19, 2020 @ Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, PC MLK Recreation Complex

PLANT CITY MLK FEST 2021

Jan 15 - 18, 2021 @ Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center & MLK Recreation Complex

 

Contact Us

  • Phone: (813) 757-6760
  • Email: BingHouseMuseum
  • Address:
    205 South Allen Street
    Plant City, Florida 33563
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