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February is Black History month. The Apopka Historical Society has asked one of its members, Bob Michaels to bring some of his photo collection of South Apopka to help celebrate the month at the Museum of the Apopkans.

Religion plays a strong element in the South Apopka culture. It is the moral and social glue that bonds the society together. There are more than 30 churches serving community functions as well as spiritual.

The photos were taken by Bob in 2011 and 2012 when he was welcomed into every church he attended.

Bob is also currently exhibiting in the Gammill Gallery at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. He previously has been exhibited at Galeria Carmen Montilla in Havana Cuba, Wilson Center for the Arts at Florida State College, Gallery at Avalon Island in Orlando, Showalter-Hughes Gallery at Crealde School of Art, University of Central Florida, Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College, twice at Orlando City Hall, Wooten Gallery at Valencia Community College, Tongue and Groove Gallery in Deland, Orlando Museum of Art, and others.

Come see this collection of photographs and other artifacts from the museumís collection of South Apopka and books about Black inventors, scientists and educators.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.