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Where Art, History, Science and Technology Converge
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! Panel Discussion and Song Cycle Premiere

Viola! Panel Discussion and Song Cycle Premiere

November 7 - 8, 2019 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.

Our Story

Our Story

The Kukua 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. The 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, historical and scientific research, and student and community involvement to discover, share, celebrate and grow stories that impact us 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