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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.

June 25, 2019

History at High Noon: Out of the Mouth of Babes: Children’s Voices in the Archives
This month's discuss will be presented by Lydia Nabors, Archivist, State Archives of Florida. The State Archives of Florida collect historically valuable documents in order to preserve the information for future generations. Often these documents are correspondence between governmental officials or examples of professionals sharing their opinions with the current administration. Little gems shine brightly between these records—those of the children voicing their own concerns to the Governor’s office. This small exploration into children’s voices found in the archives sheds light on the junior citizens in our society and how they capture historic moments in their correspondence. Please note the Museum is currently seeking a new operator for the café and food is not available for purchase at this time. Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum theater. 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 27, 2019

Summer Reading Program: Exploring the Universe
MUSEUM OF FLORIDA HISTORY SUMMER READING PROGRAM Experience a summer of out-of-this-world fun with books and hands-on activities at the Museum of Florida History on the following Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Each program will feature a special guest and exciting book. Visit for more details. The program and parking are free. Activities are geared to ages 10 and under. Chaperones are required. Individual reservations are not required. For groups larger than 15, contact Danila Coppola at to make special arrangements. Scheduled topics may change; please call ahead to confirm.