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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.

September 30, 2016

Guy LaBree: Painted Stories of the Seminoles Exhibit Opening
The exhibit features original and reproduction paintings by Guy LaBree, often considered the foremost artist of Seminole-themed paintings. His artwork portrays Seminole lifestyles, legends, and history, as well as nature scenes.

October 08, 2016

Patterns of the Seminoles
Explore how patterns represent different ideas in the Seminole tradition. Visitors will use paper strips to make bookmarks with Seminole patterns.

October 20, 2016

Evening Program Featuring Seminole Tribe of Florida Historian Willie Johns

October 21, 2016

The Mummy (1932)
Following the discovery of King Tut's tomb, Universal Studios produced a film starring Boris Karloff that set the prototype for all mummy-themed movie. The Mummy uses lighting, tempo, and mood to build the tension that characterizes classic horror. Film historian Mery-et Lescher will describe the movie's cultural context. The $5 admission fee includes popcorn. Pizza and beverages will be for sale.

November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Commemoration
Visit the Museum for guided tours of the World War II exhibit throughout the day. Guests will also receive WWII Heritage Trail guides to take home. Activities throughout the day include: Practice Signaling and Ciphers using the Vernier Square handout, Morse Code bookmarks, and felt Semaphore Flags Building Cardboard Airplane Toys Writing letters to Veterans

November 11, 2016

Knott House Veterans Day
Visitors to the Knott House Museum can tour the house to learn how Floridians supported the war effort during World War II. In the kitchen, guests learn about food scarcity, ration books, and Victory Gardens. A Fireside Chat is heard in the family room, and a Service Flag hangs in the window for the Knotts’ son James serving in the armed forces. The public can also enjoy free programs at the Museum of Florida History and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum

November 12, 2016

Naturally Musical
Visitors will work with gourds, shells, and household items to make their own musical instruments.

November 17, 2016

Evening Program featuring artist Elgin Jumper

December 03, 2016

Knott House Holiday Open House
The Knott House Museum will be decked out for the holiday season during the month of December. Vintage decorations, cards, and music will take you back to the 1930s when the W. V. Knott family lived in the home. During the Tallahassee Festival of Lights, the Knott House will be open with free musical performances, spiced hot cider, holiday cookies, and abundant yuletide cheer.

December 10, 2016

Meeting Mastodons
Museum educators will share the story of our mastodon from Wakulla Springs. Guests are invited to “Feed the Mastodon” and make mastodon puppets. This program is specifically designed for young children.