For Immediate Release
Friday, March 10, 2017
Contact: Meredith Beatrice
Secretary Detzner Announces Grand Opening of The Grove Museum on Saturday, March 11
Free admission, community event will feature museum tours, musical performances, yard games, food vendors, and activities
Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced that The Grove Museum in Tallahassee will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 11 during a community Grand Opening event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We are honored and excited to officially open The Grove Museum,” said Secretary Detzner. “I personally invite all Tallahassee residents and visitors to join us for the Grand Opening on Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free admission and family-friendly event to celebrate our community and shared heritage. Visitors can explore state-of-the art museum exhibits, take tours of the grounds, enjoy musical performances, and participate in fun activities, including a community art project. Don’t forget to bring your picnic blanket and enjoy lunch under the beautiful oaks!”
PHOTO (Credit Sara Brockmann): Interactive exhibits inside The Grove Museum combine the power of technology and narrative to tell the story of The Grove.
PHOTO (Credit Ray Stanyard): The c. 1840 Call-Collins House at The Grove.
The Grand Opening of The Grove Museum is an opportunity to explore the c. 1840 Call-Collins House and tour brand new, state-of-the-art museum exhibits that combine the power of technology and narrative to tell the story of The Grove. Visitors will discover nearly 200 years of rich Florida and American history beginning with former territorial Florida Governor Richard Keith Call through the legacy left by former Florida Governor and Mrs. LeRoy Collins.
Admission for the Grand Opening is free, and free parking options will also be available. Continue reading below for additional details on the event or visit TheGroveMuseum.com/Opening for more information.
Grand Opening of The Grove, Saturday, March 11
- Enjoy outdoor games and activities, including cornhole and mini golf.
- Participate in a community-wide art project led by artist Lucrezia Bieler.
Admission & Parking:
- Parking and admission are free.
- Free parking is available at the City of Tallahassee Renaissance Center (435 N Macomb St) with a trolley offering transport to The Grove Museum (public entrance located at 902 N Monroe St).
Food & Picnic Information:
- Food from 4 Rivers Smokehouse and Decent Pizza will be available for purchase.
- Bring a blanket to spread for a picnic lunch to get the full experience!
Performances & Live Music:
- Allijah Motika
- Mickey Abraham with Holley Riley and Kyle Chervanik
- New Luis Rodriguez Trio
- Pas de Vie Ballet
- Sammy Tedder
Tours of The Grove Museum
- Tours of The Grove Museum will be offered continuously throughout the event. Visitors wishing to take a tour will be given more information when they arrive.
- Tours of the grounds will also be offered on an hourly basis.
Partners and exhibitors on site for the day:
- Apalachee Chapter, Audubon Society
- Arts & Recreation for Tallahassee Students (ARTS)
- City of Tallahassee, Parks & Recreation
- Council on Culture & Arts
- Florida Historic Capitol Museum
- Florida Natural Areas Inventory
- Florida Public Archaeology Network
- Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
- Goodwood Museum & Gardens
- John G. Riley Center and Museum
- Knott House Museum
- Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Research Center at FAMU
- Mission San Luis
- Museum of Florida History
- National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center
- North American Butterfly Association
- Sustainable Tallahassee
- Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy
- Tallahassee Historical Society
- Tallahassee Museum
- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The Grove Museum
The Grove Museum features the c. 1840 Call-Collins House, set on ten wooded acres in the heart of Tallahassee, Florida. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, The Grove is one of the few historic sites of its kind in the nation to earn LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. From slavery to civil rights, and from private home to public museum, the story told at The Grove Museum speaks to critical moments that define the American experience. The mission of The Grove is to honor the legacy of the Call and Collins families by educating the public on the importance of public service, entrepreneurship and historic preservation. Visit TheGroveMuseum.com for information on tour times and special events. You can also follow The Grove on Twitter (@TheGroveMuseum) and like the museum on Facebook (Facebook.com/TheGroveMuseum).