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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.


August 22, 2017

History at High Noon
Join Tallahassee Historical Society past president Dave Lang for a trip back in time to 1890s Tallahassee to discover what downtown looked like more than 120 years ago. 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. Program is free and open to the public.


September 09, 2017

2nd Saturday Family Program
This month's theme is Artifact Conservation. Tour the Museum of Florida History with an educator who will spotlight conserved artifacts throughout the museum, describing the HOWS and WHYS of conservation and preservation. Learn about different methods used to bring artifacts from the past to the present. The Bureau of Archaeological Research Conservation Lab will have hands-on items to further explore the conservation process.


September 26, 2017

History at High Noon
Join Bureau of Archaeological Research Conservation Lab staff members Jessica Stika and Ileana Olmos for a presentation on the types of artifacts they treat and re-treat, and what those processes are. 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. Program is free and open to the public.


October 14, 2017

2nd Saturday Family Program
This month's theme is Exploring Archives. Celebrate National Archives Month with this fun program highlighting the role of archives in preserving our past and informing the future. The Museum of Florida History and the State Archives of Florida staff will talk about how archives are used to as part of Museum exhibits. Families and children are invited to create their own primary document recording their museum experience to share with people in the future!


October 24, 2017

History at High Noon
Learn about Cuban migration with professor and writer Marisella Veiga, who will discuss the Cuban exile community in Florida and Cuban resettlement. She will do a cooking demonstration of a no-bake Cuban dessert. Book signing of her memoir, We Carry Our Homes With Us, to follow the presentation. Enjoy lunch during the program; bring your own or buy one from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building. Program is free and open to the public.