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Florida Department of State
Kurt S. Browning
Secretary of State

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2012

Contact:
Chris Cate
245.6522

MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Browning Invites Media to Preview New Permanent Exhibit at Museum of Florida History

New permanent exhibit is the largest addition in museum’s 35 year history

Tallahassee, Fla. – Secretary of State Kurt Browning invites members of the media to preview phase one of the new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Florida History tomorrow, February 16, 2012. The new permanent exhibit, titled Forever Changed: La Florida 1513-1821, highlights the arrival of European nations to Florida and their interaction with Florida’s native population. It is the largest addition to the Museum of Florida History in the museum’s 35 year history.

Phase one of the new exhibit, which opens to the public on Saturday, March, 3, 2012, features a recreated native dwelling, a Spanish ship that visitors can walk through, and life-size figures representing real people who interacted in sixteenth century Florida. The exhibit also includes artifacts, drawings, and many interactive and hands-on activities.

DATE:            Thursday, February, 16, 2012

TIME:             10:30 a.m.

LOCATION:  Museum of Florida History, R.A. Gray Building
                      500 South Bronough Street
                      Tallahassee, FL  32399

For more information, please contact Department of State Communications Director Chris Cate at (850) 245-6527.