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Museum of Florida History Highlights Tours
These are guided tours offered Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour is approximately 20 minutes long and offers visitors a time to travel from prehistoric Florida to the present. For more information, contact 850-245-6400. Museum of Florida History, free.

The Knott House Museum Tour
Although, its history can be traced as far back as the Civil War when the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, the historic house is now restored to its early 20th-century appearance when the house was occupied by politician William Knott and his wife, Luella. Mrs. Knott composed verses about many of the items in her home and hosted social gatherings. For information about tours and special events, call 922-2459. Tours offered Wednesday-Friday, on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.; Saturday tours start at 10:00 a.m. and last tour starts at 3:00 p.m., free.


June 27, 2017

History at High Noon
Come learn about the creation of some of the most memorable Museum of Florida History exhibits. "Stories from Behind the Scenes" features former exhibit designers, fabricators, and curators discussing how these exhibits came together. You are welcome to buy a lunch from The Egg Express or bring your own. Free and open to the public.


June 28, 2017

Summer Reading Program
Join us for this annual summer program for children; the theme for this five-week series is "Building a Better World," focusing on architecture, conservation, and preservation. The topic for June 28 is Lighthouses and Ships. Children listen to a short book on the topic, receive a brief tour related to the topic, and engage in a hands-on activity. Free and open to the public.


July 05, 2017

Summer Reading Program
Join us for this annual summer program for children; the theme for this five-week series is "Building a Better World," focusing on architecture, conservation, and preservation. The topic for July 5 is Homes and Houses and features Tallahassee's own historic home The Grove. Children listen to a short book and engage in a hands-on activity. Free and open to the public.


July 08, 2017

2nd Saturday Family Program
In conjunction with the Museum's temporary exhibit Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters, the theme of this month's program is "Movie Making in Florida." Learn about the production teams that make movies come alive. Imagine a movie of your own and decide what is needed for costumes, props, and scenery.


July 09, 2017

Sunday Matinee at the Museum
In conjunction with the exhibit Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters, the Museum presents Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) about a Greek sponge diving family in Florida heading to dangerous waters. The movie begins at 2:00 in the Museum theater. Before the movie starts, create artistic prints using natural sponges and acrylic paint. Free and open to the public.


July 12, 2017

Summer Reading Program
Join us for this annual summer program for children; the theme for this five-week series is "Building a Better World," focusing on architecture, conservation, and preservation. The topic for July 12 is capitol buildings. Children will learn about Florida's Historic Capitol, listen to a short book, and engage in a hands-on activity. Free and open to the public.


July 16, 2017

Sunday Matinee at the Museum
In conjunction with the exhibit Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters, the Museum presents Dolphin Tale (2011), which is about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin and convinces the locals to build a prosthetic tail. The movie begins at 2:00 in the Museum theater. Before the movie starts, make a jumping dolphin toy and design a tail of your own. Free and open to the public.


July 19, 2017

Summer Reading Program
Join us for this annual summer program for children; the theme for this five-week series is "Building a Better World," focusing on architecture, conservation, and preservation. The topic for July 19 is conservation and preservation. Children learn about Tallahassee's own Knott House Museum, an historic home built in 1843 that is preserved and open to the public. Children listen to a short book, and engage in a hands-on activity. Free and open to the public.


July 23, 2017

Sunday Matinee at the Museum
In conjunction with the exhibit Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters, the Museum presents the classic movie The Yearling (1946), which is the story of an 1880s family living in Florida scrub country whose son adopts an orphaned deer. The movie begins at 2:00 in the Museum theater. Before the movie starts, create a diorama of a typical Florida frontier homestead. Free and open to the public.


July 25, 2017

History at High Noon
Come learn about the interesting life of R.A. Gray, Florida's longest-serving Secretary of State and namesake of the building that houses several divisions of the Florida Department of State. You are welcome to buy a lunch from The Egg Express or bring your own. Free and open to the public.


July 26, 2017

Summer Reading Program
Join us for this annual summer program for children; the theme for this five-week series is "Building a Better World," focusing on architecture, conservation, and preservation. The topic for July 26 is Communities. Mission San Luis, an important Florida colonial era community comprised of Apalachee Indians and Spanish settlers, will be featured. Children listen to a short book, receive a brief our related to the topic, and engage in a hands-on activity. Free and open to the public.