We began from the Doll House / Black Memorabilia building where we saw a large display of dolls, books and postcards. There were also some items from the Cedar Inn Restaurant and Tourist Resort that had been operated by Ildia and Wilfred Sheffield, Sr.
At the African Beginnings building, which has been recently reinforced, we transitioned from Africa to the plantations to freedom by the Underground Railroad. Be sure to take time to look at all the details of the Underground Railroad that is displayed in a magnificent embroidered quilt stitched and donated by Shirley and John Hartley. It is a work of art showing the route the slaves travelled to freedom.
We then toured the various other buildings to see what has been collected to tell the story of the black history. One building focused on the Great Lakes, Sports and Military history.
Richard Sheffield and his grandson, Edward Sheffield created the hand crafted boats that are on display.
To learn more about the museum, check their website at Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum