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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.


November 07, 2014 - April 05, 2015

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.


March 07, 2015

Created Equal: Freedom Riders
Join the Museum of Florida History for a viewing and discussion of the film Freedom Riders. Freedom Riders tells the moving and suspenseful story of demonstrators who rode buses into the Deep South and risked violence as local authorities ignored or encouraged attacks. The film is part of the Created Equal Film Series from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Tallahassee showings are a collaboration between the John G. Riley Museum, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Knott House Museum. The series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Freedom Riders ties directly into the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. People can pre-order lunch from the Egg or bring their own lunches for the noontime discussion in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts.


March 14, 2015

2nd Saturday Family Programs
Join the Museum of Florida History every month for a free hands-on activity exploring the great history and heritage of the Sunshine State! Lunch is available for purchase from the Egg Express Cafe in the Museum lobby.


March 21, 2015

Move Into Spring: Health Then and Now
Join the Knott House Museum (at 301 East Park Avenue) for a free 30-minute exercise class hosted by Sweat Therapy Fitness and learn how exercise has evolved since the 1930s! All abilities welcome. Learn about the influence of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg on health and wellness in the early 1900s and his impact on Knott House resident, Mrs. Luella Knott.


March 24, 2015

History at High Noon: Civil Rights
Author Glenda Alice Rabby will discuss her book The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida.


April 11, 2015

2nd Saturday Family Programs
Join the Museum of Florida History every month for a free hands-on activity exploring the great history and heritage of the Sunshine State! Lunch is available for purchase from the Egg Express Cafe in the Museum lobby.


April 25, 2015

Created Equal: Slavery By Another Name
Join the Knott House Museum (at 301 East Park Avenue) for a free screening of the historical documentary, Slavery by Another Name. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience. The film is part of the Created Equal Film series from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Tallahassee showings are a collaboration between the John. G. Riley Museum, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Knott House Museum. The series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Freedom Riders ties directly into the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. People can pre-order lunch from the Egg or bring their own lunches for the noontime discussion in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts.


May 09, 2015

2nd Saturday Family Programs
Join the Museum of Florida History every month for a free hands-on activity exploring the great history and heritage of the Sunshine State! Lunch is available for purchase from the Egg Express Cafe in the Museum lobby.