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Ezra Gerry Museum and Research Center

Ezra Gerry Museum and Research Center

The Ezra Gerry Museum and Research Center celebrates the history and culture of Historic Belmont DeVilliers through art, historical artifacts and digital collections. The museum, located at 422 N. Coyle Street, is being restored in a 1880s-era house and is expected to open in 2020.

Center for the Innovation Workforce

Center for the Innovation Workforce

The Center for the Innovation Workforce provides experiential learning to students, preparing them for the innovation economy. For these intelligent minds, science and technology come alive as virtual reality, robotics, data science, artificial intelligence and computing.

VIOLA! Tickets

VIOLA! Tickets

7:30 PM, November 7 and November 8 Viola! is a new work on the fate of the Viola Edwards Hospital which opened in 1922 as the first African American-owned hospital in Pensacola, Florida. The fate of the hospital and its owner is at the core of this story and reveals two women’s lives altered in pursuit of the American dream. Join us for this two-day event with a panel discussion and song cycle premiere.

Kukua Institute's 2016 - 2018 Years in Review

Kukua Institute's 2016 - 2018 Years in Review

We're excited to celebrate the milestones through art, history, science and technology activities and programs. Our partners impacted us in a big, big way as we discovered, shared, celebrated and grew stories that impact us all. Thank you!

Our Story

Our Story

The Kukua Institute started in 2016 with a simple goal to save a historic house built around 1884. The home's successful preservation and relocation became the spark for the development of programs and activities that use AI, robotics, art, historical and scientific research, and student and community involvement to discover, share, celebrate and grow stories that impact us all. Today, the Institute is a place to grow and share the cultural, intellectual and economic abilities and contributions of African Americans. We envision a world where everyone discovers, shares and celebrates these stories, abilities and contributions. Join us as we grow our world through art, history, science and technology. But, we didn't get here by ourselves. Individuals, community members, business owners and corporate employees and executives have volunteer their time, talent and treasures to ensure we have a solid foundation to work the mission. They have passionately used their experiences to help mentor our young and future leaders; to build the programs and operations that drive innovation; and to be a cheerleader in advocating for good processes so the Institute will be a sustainable organization for years to come. We are grateful for them all.

Our Team

Meet the team who are passionate about the mission of the Kukua Institute
Lloyd Reshard
Lloyd Reshard
Board Chair, Passionate about Science and Tech
Robin Reshard
Robin Reshard
Executive Director, Passionate about Art and History
Lloyd Reshard, Jr.
Lloyd Reshard, Jr.
Operations Director, Passionate about Art and Tech

Programs and Services

Discovering. Sharing. Celebrating. Growing.

KUKUA INSTITUTE

Discovering, Sharing, Celebrating and Growing through Art, History, Science and Technology