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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.


April 03, 2015

Closing Reception: Civil Rights in the Sunshine State
Join the Museum of Florida History as we celebrate one of the Museum's most popular temporary exhibits, Civil Rights in the Sunshine State. This historic exhibit, chronicling the history of the civil rights movement in Florida, closes on April 5. The reception on April 3 includes tours of the exhibit, free refreshments, and a drawing for civil rights themed items from the Museum gift shop. Parking and admission are free.


April 11, 2015

2nd Saturday Family Programs
This months program will be held at the Knott House Museum located at 301 East Park Avenue in Tallahassee. Join the Museum of Florida History every month for a free hands-on activity exploring the great history and heritage of the Sunshine State!


April 25, 2015

Created Equal: Slavery By Another Name
As the nation marks historic anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Knott House Museum will use the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the history of freedom and equality in America. 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 explore the practices’ impact on modern America. Dr. Patrick Mason from Florida State University puts the film in an economic context with a short talk before the film. At the intermission Dr. Mason will be joined by historian Dr. Denise Spivey to moderate a discussion of the film and history. A free reception after the film will help to facilitate further discussion. The documentaries in the National Endowment for Humanities film series encourage communities to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides. We invite everyone to join us for this important conversation. The program is funded by the Friends of the Museums of Florida History and Springtime Charitable Foundation.


May 09, 2015

2nd Saturday Family Programs
This months program will be held at the Knott House Museum located at 301 East Park Avenue in Tallahassee. Join the Museum of Florida History every month for a free hands-on activity exploring the great history and heritage of the Sunshine State!


June 13, 2015

2nd Saturday Family Programs
This months program will be held at the Knott House Museum located at 301 East Park Avenue in Tallahassee. Join the Museum of Florida History every month for a free hands-on activity exploring the great history and heritage of the Sunshine State!