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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.
They’re dancing in the streets. This 1940s-style block party is held in front of the Knott House on Park Avenue. The Tallahassee Swing Band, an eighteen-piece dance band, dedicated to preserving nostalgic sounds of the swing era, will begin playing at 7:00 p.m. For newcomers, Michael Strickland of the FSU Swing Dance Club will conduct dance lessons beginning at 6:30 p.m. For those who prefer listening over dancing, the park across from the Knott House offers an ideal location to set up a lawn chair and enjoy the band. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free of charge.
1930s FILM SERIES: FRANKENSTEIN
The Knott House Museum will screen the movie Frankenstein (1931) as part of its 1930s Film Series. This horror classic is based on Mary Shelley’s novel by the same name and features Boris Karloff as the monster brought to life by Dr. Frankenstein. The film will be presented by John Urbancik, writer and past president of the Florida chapter of the Horror Writers’ Association. The series continues with films in February–It Happened One Night (1934); March–Stage Door (1938); and June–“World War II and American Animation.” Admission for this movie is $5 per person.