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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.
Civil Rights in the Sunshine State
The Museum of Florida History presents Civil Rights in the Sunshine State, opening November 7, 2014. This special exhibition explores the deep history of civil rights in the state. Using film footage, oral histories, and artifacts, visitors learn about the struggles, victories, and heroes of the fight for racial equality. The exhibit looks at the movement on a local, state, and national level. Please join the Museum of Florida History in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the brave Floridians who fought for change.
Literary Locals and their Homes
The Knott House Museum and Litchgate Cottage on High Road collaborate on a literary program that highlights two local writers, their historic homes, and their writing and theatrical skills. The program begins at the Knott House with a presentation about Luella Knott’s amusing poems. After traveling on their own to Litchgate, participants engage in theatrical activities based on Laura Jepson’s interest in fantasy tales. The program is free of charge.
Knott House Holiday Open House
Enjoy beautiful decorations, hot cider, and cookies. Festive holiday music is presented by Frets and Strings, the Leon High School classical guitar group. Free admission; donations accepted.