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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.


May 20, 2018

2018 Emancipation Day Celebration
On Sunday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Knott House Museum hosts its annual Emancipation Day Celebration with music and a dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. As part of the remembrance, a free picnic and family activities will be available in Lewis Park - across the street from the Knott House Museum - at the conclusion of the program.


May 22, 2018

Ellen Call Long: Naturalist, Preservationist, Lobbyist
This months program is presented by The Grove Museum’s Mary Fernandez. The History at High Noon topics this quarter explore three influential people and how their actions affected the state. Ms. Fernandez will discuss Ellen Call Long’s historic preservation and business efforts. Enjoy lunch during the program. Bring your own or buy from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building. To place your order with The Egg Express, call 850.907.3477 no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program and pick it up before the program starts. See the lunch menu at museumoffloridahistory.com/visit/menu-pg02.cfm. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! The program is free and open to the public.


June 09, 2018

Second Saturday Program- Welcome to the Sunshine State
Join us for a brief tour of the Florida Migrations section of our newest temporary exhibit,Living the Dream—Twentieth-Century Florida, and learn about the different cultures that now make up Florida’s population. Visitors can trace their family’s move to the Sunshine State by placing a magnet on our world map.