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March of Museums

March of Museums celebrates the variety and versatility of museums in our communities. In addition to events being held by the Florida Department of State, the agency is partnering with other museums in Tallahassee to share the many unique opportunities in which visitors can experience museums.

March of Museums commemorates Florida Heritage Month, which officially begins March 15 and continues through April 15.  Check out the full calendar of events below, and take advantage of one (or all) of these opportunities to enjoy Tallahassee's many unique museums!

The Grove Museum: Grand Opening

Join the Florida Department of State for the community grand opening event of The Grove Museum, the ancestral home of the Call and Collins families and former residence of Governor LeRoy Collins and Mrs. Mary Call Darby Collins. The opening event is free admission and will include tours of the museum and the grounds, activities for children and families and live performances.

Visit TheGroveMuseum.com for more information.

FSU Museum of Fine Arts

MoFA has a history of exciting exhibitions—from lush painting to dynamic sculpture, from challenging installations to provocative photography. Current exhibits include: Cinema Judaica: The War Years (On display February 17 – March 26), Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art (On display February 17 – March 26), and Honest Visions: Artists and Autism (On display February 17– March 26). 

For more details, visit mofa.fsu.edu.

Goodwood Museum & Gardens

The Goodwood estate began in the 1830s as a cotton and corn plantation. Goodwood is currently restored to this turn-of-the-century Country Estate era, ever mindful of its rich 19th-century history.  Highlighted opportunities for March of Museums include a viewing of the documentary, Clementine Hunter’s World on March 23, and the Exhibition Fine Art, Folk Art (On display February 24 – July 31).

Visit GoodwoodMuseums.org for more information.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Since 1845, the Historic Capitol has symbolized Florida state government. Restored to its 1902 appearance, the Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the center of Florida’s Capitol complex; the modern-day nerve center of Sunshine State government.  March of Museums featured events include: The Way We Worked: Labor and Florida History by Steve Noll on March 21, and WWI themed Trivia Night on March 30.

Visit flhistoriccapitol.gov for more information.

Knott House Museum

The Knott House Museum (Florida Department of State) presents an outdoor screening of Charlie Chaplin's comedic masterpiece “Modern Times” accompanied by a discussion of the film's significance on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. The $5 admission fee includes popcorn. Sodas and pizza will be available for sale. 

Visit MuseumofFloridaHistory.com for more information.

Meek-Eaton Black Archives

The Black Archives was created in 1971 by a mandate of the Florida Legislature, which called for the establishment of a repository to serve the state by collecting, preserving, displaying, and disseminating first-source information about African Americans from ancient times to the present.  The featured March of Museums exhibition, The Lincoln Motion Picture Company | A Tribute to Excellence in Race Cinema, will run through March 13, 2017.

For more information, visit Famu.edu, or call 850.599.3020.

Mission San Luis

Come experience colorful pageantry and blackpowder musket and cannon fire at the Florida Department of State’s Mission San Luis' fort, Castillo de San Luis. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the world of Spanish soldiers and Apalachee warriors at Spanish Florida's western capital. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+, $2 for ages 6-17, and free for members, children under 6, and active duty military.

Visit MissionSanLuis.org for more information.

Museum of Florida History

The Second Saturday Program at the Museum of Florida History corresponds with Preserving Eden: Clyde Butcher’s Florida Photographs and focuses on photography. Family Programs at the Florida Department of State’s Museum of Florida History offer hands-on history for every member of the family. The program, admission, and parking are free.

Visit MuseumofFloridaHistory.com for more information.

Tallahassee Automobile Museum

The Tallahassee Automobile Museum is a community treasure that offers up history and engaging experiences.  The museum is packed with more than 150 exceptional automobiles dating from 1894 - 2010, motorcycles, Batmobiles, Steinway pianos, sports memorabilia, antique boats and much more!  In addition to the museum, Tallahassee Automobile Museum is the largest locally owned banquet and conference center in Tallahassee.

Visit tacm.com for more information.

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum will celebrate World Wildlife Day (WWD) with a museum-wide event on Saturday, March 4th. WWD is the global celebration raising awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to both wildlife and people. The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Listen to the Young Voices’, with a focus to encourage young people to explore what wildlife conservation and protection mean to them.

To find out more go to tallahasseemuseum.org.