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Museum of Florida History – Calendar of Events

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850.245.6433 fax
Knott House Museum
A Museum of FL History Site
301 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL, 32301
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Special Tours

Museum of Florida History Highlights Tour

These are guided tours offered Monday through Friday upon request. 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. 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 which are still on display today. For information about tours and special events, call 850.922.2459. 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 the last tour starts at 3:00 p.m. Free.

January 11, 2020

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Museum of Florida History

2nd Saturday Family Program: A Day at the Circus
Join the circus with the Museum of Florida History! Learn about the communities in Florida that served as the winter homes for circus performers, then perfect your circus skills.

January 16, 2020

5:30–7:30 p.m., Museum of Florida History

From Audubon to Backus: Florida Landscapes
Michelle Hearn, Senior Curator, explores how artists helped conceptualize Florida as a state while adapting their art styles and methods to its distinctive landscape and brilliant light.

January 17, 2020

Noon–12:45 p.m., Museum of Florida History

History at High Noon: Beyond the Vote Exhibit Preview
Lisa Dunbar, Senior Curator, Museum of Florida History, previews the upcoming exhibit on women’s activism in Florida which will examine topics such as women’s suffrage, the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment, and more.

January 25, 2020

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Museum of Florida History

37th Annual Children's Day—History on the Horizon 
You are invited to the Museum of Florida History’s 37th Annual Children’s Day for a special day of free performances, exhibitors, history, and making memories.