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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.
The Museum is closed this day.
Civil Rights in the Sunshine State Speaker Series
The Museum of Florida History, The John G. Riley Center/Museum, the Knott House Museum, and the Grove are partnering to bring the National Endowment for the Humanities’ critically-acclaimed Created Equal film series to Tallahassee. These four outstanding films are meant to provide communities a chance to reflect on civil rights in America. Designed to foster conversation, the series kicks off at the Museum of Florida History on January 15, 2015. Clips from all four films will be shown and Dr. Anthony Dixon will lead a moderated discussion. Each film will be presented at different locations during the next several months.
History at High Noon
Author Ben Green discusses the life and work of Harry T. Moore and signs copies of his book Before His Time: The Untold Story of Harry T. Moore, America's First Civil Rights Martyr.