Museum on the Move
During our temporary closure, the Museum of Florida History will become a Museum on the Move! This multifaceted initiative will allow the public to continue to engage with the Museum and take advantage of its unique learning opportunities, access its vast educational materials, and participate in engaging programs.
The program will offer access to the Museum of Florida History's unique resources and staff expertise through a variety of avenues. Hands-on activities, online resources and programs, lectures, educational outreach, and even exhibits and displays at off-site locations will all be a part of the Museum on the Move program.
2nd Saturday Family Programs
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a specially themed program featuring a hands-on activity for young historians. While the Museum is closed, we will be taking 2nd Saturday on the road, with programming in various locations held in conjunction with the Leon County Public Library System. Follow us on social media for the latest location, subjects, and more.
Each free program runs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is designed for children ages 4 to 8 and their families.
March 9, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–Noon, at the Union Bank Museum, 219 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee, Florida
Celebrate Tallahassee’s 2024 Bicentennial by learning about the founding and development of Florida’s Capital City. Guests will examine historic maps to understand how the community has grown and changed over the past 200 years. Guests will make their own illustrated map of Tallahassee.
History at High Noon
The Museum features casual monthly lunchtime talks by local experts on a variety of topics. Please note the location of each lecture as the presentation site may change from month to month.
The History of Florida A&M University
February 27, 2024, Noon–1:00 p.m., at the Union Bank Museum, 219 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
Speaker: Dr. Reginald Ellis, Associate Professor, Florida A&M University
Dr. Reginald Ellis discusses the 136-year history of Florida A&M University. Founded in 1887, the University has achieved many successes and faced many struggles to become one of the nation’s premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This presentation will discuss FAMU’s history and the major events, individuals, and broader historical trends that helped to shape its development and identity.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot by visiting https://bit.ly/HistoryHighNoonFebruary2024
Washington Hall: Reconstructing the History of a Tallahassee Frontier Hotel
March 26, 2024, Noon–1:00 p.m., at the Union Bank Museum, 219 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
Speaker: Dr. Paulette McFadden, Public Lands Archaeology Supervisor and Law Enforcement Coordinator, Bureau of Archaeological Research
Dr. Paulette McFadden presents the results of recent archaeological investigations at the site of the Washington Hall Hotel. The hotel, which operated during the territorial period, served as a place for civic and religious activities in addition to providing room and board for guests. A fire that started at Washington Hall in 1843 was the origin of one of the most devastating disasters ever to occur in Tallahassee.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot by visiting https://bit.ly/HistoryHighNoonMarch2024