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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.


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.



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:  

Historic Frenchtown 

May 28, 2024, Noon–12:45 p.m.

R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee author and historic preservationist Althemese Barnes and Frenchtown community member Lisa Roberts discuss the history of Tallahassee’s Frenchtown neighborhood. Beginning with its settlement by formerly enslaved persons following the Civil War, Frenchtown grew to become a thriving middle-class African American community in the early 1900s. Learn about efforts to preserve what is left of this historic community and how people are trying to keep its history alive.