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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.

January 23, 2018

History at High Noon
Join us on your lunch break as Robert Buccellato, author of Florida Governors: Lasting Legacies, highlights a few twentieth-century Florida governors and how their decisions impacted the state. Program is followed by a book signing. Free admission and parking. Lunch available for purchase from The Egg Express Cafe in the R. A. Gray Building.

January 27, 2018

35th Annual Children's Day
This popular event offers an array of performances, activities, and history for the whole family! Visitors can learn about Florida’s history from exhibitors like the State's Archaeological Research Lab and Mission San Luis. Or, visitors can explore science with local exhibitors such as MoLab., Inc. As an added bonus, the Pilot Club will be providing complimentary bicycle helmets fitted to protect our young historians. Live performances and activities such as face painting, button making, and a variety of games will also be available. Parking and admission are free. Some activities require tickets that can be purchased at the event. Lunch is available for purchase from The Egg Express Café in the Museum lobby.

February 03, 2018

Be My Neighbor Day
Join WFSU Public Media and the City of Tallahassee in sharing what Mr. Rogers called neighborly expressions of care this upcoming February. Activities and vendors set up across several key locations including Kleman Plaza and Cascades Park. Families will take the one of 3 City of Tallahassee trolleys throughout our downtown Neighborhood, meeting Daniel Tiger and Katarina Kittycat along the way!

February 10, 2018

2nd Saturday: Tallahassee Bus Boycott of 1956
Learn about Florida’s impact during the Civil Rights Movement, and experience some of our city’s rich history by learning about the Tallahassee Bus Boycott of 1956. Get creative and put your writing skills to the test with a collaborative poem activity. The program, admission, and parking are free.

February 13, 2018

Poetry in the Jazz Age
In 1928, Luella Knott wrote lovely metered poems with careful rhymes and musical works with similar precision. Elsewhere, free verse and musical improvisation were popular, reflecting the influence of the Jazz Poetry movement. To celebrate this vibrant era, a Mardi Gras mood invades the Knott House Museum on Fat Tuesday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. “Poetry in the Jazz Age” highlights literary and musical traditions of the period, with Dr. Yolanda Franklin reading Harlem Renaissance poetry as well as her own. Florida State University’s saxophonist Dr. David Detweiler and pianist Mason Margut* perform 1930s jazz. Guests decorate a decadent treat, courtesy of event cosponsor, Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery. Participation is limited; guests should pre-purchase tickets at the Knott House. The cost is $8 for members or $10 for nonmembers. Call 850.922.2459 for information.