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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.

February 21, 2019

An Evening with George Robinson
Join us at the Museum of Florida History as guest speaker George Robinson, Balsawood surfboard carver, explores the history of surfing in Florida The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments. Florida’s History Shop and the Museum galleries are open until 7:30 p.m. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

February 26, 2019

History at High Noon: African Americans During the Spanish American War
Dr. Nashid Madyun, Director of the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives, will use the collections at the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives to discuss how African Americans participated in the Spanish American War. The program runs from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new!

March 07, 2019

Colonial Spanish Florida Speakers Series: Roger Smith
Roger Smith, historian and speaker with Colonial Research Association, Inc., lectures on "The 14th Colony: The american Revolution's Best Kept Secret." The program begins with light refreshments in the Museum lobby at 5:30 p.m., with Florida's History Shop and the Museum galleries open for visitors to enjoy. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public

March 09, 2019

Second Saturday Family Program: Seashells by the Seashore
Florida’s archaeological record is rich in shells. Celebrate archaeology month by learning why shells were valued and what they can tell us about Florida’s native people. Tour the Museum, create a shell wind chime, and unleash your inner archaeologist! Join us at the Museum of Florida History from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month for hands-on history for every member of the family. The program, admission, and parking are free.

March 21, 2019

Florida's Female Surfers
Women have been a part of Florida’s surfing history from the earliest days, and despite the male domination of the sport, many female surfers have succeeded in becoming champions. The Museum will host three of these champion surfers, Mimi Munro, Kathy Jo Anderson, and Pam Hill. For this special event they will share their passion for surfing and their experiences in Florida’s surfing culture. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary refreshments. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Florida’s History Shop and the Museum galleries are open until 7:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Program sponsor: Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Foundation Programming sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

March 26, 2019

Grit Tempered II: Famous Women in Florida Archaeology

March 28, 2019

Tallahassee Music and Theater 1900-1940
The Knott House Museum offers a musical talk by Diane Whitney, humanities professor at Tallahassee Community College. The presentation explores early twentieth-century music and theater in Leon County. Themes include parlor sheet music, spirituals, school music, the beginning of recorded music, and performances from Gallie-Munro Opera House. Participants take a journey through song and image and may sing along to favorites from the past with live accompaniment. This program is presented free of charge, sponsored by the Friends of the Museums of Florida History. Refreshments follow the presentation. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.