The Fort Mose Historical Society is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit educational and charitable organization whose Mission is ‘to tell the Fort Mose Story’. Through a dedicated corps of volunteers, Fort Mose Historical Society brings the Fort Mose Story to the world, ensuring that this vital piece of American history will never again be forgotten. The Society began meeting in 1995 as Fort Mose was declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. government. Since its incorporation in 1996, the Fort Mose Historical Society has served as the official Citizens Support Organization (CSO) for the Fort Mose Historic State Park. Fort Mose Historical Society, working in conjunction with dedicated government leaders, scientists and citizens, was instrumental in encouraging the State of Florida to acquire the historic site and to construct a Museum at the park. Today, we sponsor many public programs to expand knowledge of the Fort Mose Story. Fort Mose history is now a mandated topic within Florida Public Schools curriculum.We welcome your membership, monetary donations and volunteer contributions as we continue to fulfill the Mission of the Fort Mose Historical Society. Thank you for your support!

2019 Board of Directors

Charles Ellis – President
Lawson Dukes – Vice President
Thomas Jackson – Treasurer
Dr. Dorothy H. Israel – Secretary
Dr. Richard Shortlidge
Mildred Williams
Viola W. White
Meri McCarthy
Franklin Givens
Twila Hudson
Robert Nimmons
Erick Dittus
Ida Swearnigen
Dwight Swearnigen
Mark Giblin
Carl P. Marchand
Ida Swearnigen
Dwight Swearnigen
Harold Dockins
Ruth Motley

Advisory Board Members

Cerita Battles
Dr. Gil Bradshaw
Dr. Edwidge Bryant
Patrick Coggins
Mose Countryman
Pete Cowdrey
Eddie Creamer
Tonya Creamer
Dr. James G. Cusick
Dr. Kathleen Deagan
Dr. Anthony Dixon
Joe Finnegan
Mayor George Gardner
Rose Griffin
Dr. Joseph Joyner
Dr. Jane Landers
Rev. Lorenzo Laws
Dr. Jane Mahoney
Otis Mason
David Nolan
Dr. Sandra Parks
Orlando Rameriz
Rev. F. D. Richardson
Dr. Susan Richbourgh Parker
Rev. Ronald Rawls
Arthur Robinson
Bernard Scott, Sr.
Mayor Nancy Shaver
Elder Ronald Stafford
Thomas Tibbetts
Henry White
Clarence Williams