From the 1880s to the 1930s, hundreds of communities founded by and for African Americans were established throughout the southern U.S. Few have survived, but Eatonville is an exception. In 1887 it was the first of these communities to incorporate with an all black government. This 20-acre historic district includes buildings constructed between 1882 and 1946._ The museum provides information on the community and displays the works of artists of African descent. Quarterly exhibitions feature the works of emerging and legendary artists. Eatonville's Zora Neale Hurston Trail correlates 16 historic sites and 10 markers with Hurston's writings. A walking/driving tour brochure is available at the Museum. The Zora Neale Hurston trail is continued with the "Dust Tracks Heritage Trail" in Ft. Pierce.