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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.

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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.

Upcoming Programs: 

Vacationing in the Sunshine State

June 8, 2024, 11 a.m.-Noon

Bruce J. Host N.E. Branch Library
5513 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida

Celebrate the start of summer by learning about the history of tourism in the Sunshine State. Discover the origins of Florida tourism, how it has evolved, and the many forms of transportation that brought visitors here to play, and oftentimes stay. Complete your jump start to summer by decorating a tote bag to use on your own tourist adventure.

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.

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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.

Upcoming Programs:  

History in Your Hands: The Work of Tallahassee-Leon County Geographic Information System (GIS)

May 28, 2024, Noon–12:45 p.m., at the R.A. Gray Building (Heritage Auditorium)

Marcus Curtis, GIS Specialist with Tallahassee-Leon County GIS and developer of the “History in your Hands” website, will discuss the fascinating Tallahassee connections and stories that were revealed through the website’s creation. Using aerial imagery and data from historical documents, the website allows people to explore details of the past. Through Curtis’s research, plantation boundaries, old roads, and other resources have been discovered. Join us to learn more about how GIS helps us understand our history. The program is free and open to the public.
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