For Immediate Release
Friday, December 3, 2021
Contact: Mark Ard
The Grove Museum Announces Children’s Book Giveaway during Holiday Open House
A Partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that The Grove Museum and Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend have partnered to offer free books during Stroll and Read at the Grove’s Winter Open House on Saturday, December 4.
“The Grove Museum and Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend have partnered to provide 100 free books for young children, promoting the role of community in preparing children for success in school,” said Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee. “Families with children ages 0-8 attending The Grove Museum’s Winter Open House on Saturday, December 4 will have the opportunity to receive a free book by participating in Stroll and Read. I personally invite the Tallahassee community and visitors to participate in this community event, enjoy the Museum’s festive décor, art activities, holiday treats, and, if you have a young child, bring home a free book.”
The Grove Museum Winter Open House
Saturday December 4 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public.
Located at 902 N. Monroe St. in Tallahassee, FL.
Phone # 850-245-6100
Wednesday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Museum Grounds Open:
Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
A highlight of The Grove Winter Open House will be the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Big Bend’s Stroll and Read program. The ELC works with over 300 child-care programs and local community partners to facilitate connections to early learning programs for approximately 7,000 children.
- 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM—Families with children ages 0-8 will have the opportunity to participate in different reading stations on The Grove grounds. Once children have completed Stroll and Read, they will select their own book to take home and enjoy.
The Grove Winter Open House will also include:
- 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM—The Frother's Daughter coffee trailer onsite with delicious drinks available for purchase.
- 2:30 PM—Winter Storytime led by Grove staff. Reading It Never, Ever Snows in Floridaby Amy Sweezey, singing songs, and decorating ornaments together.
- 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM—House tours on the hour throughout the day, last tour at 3:00 PM.
- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM—Information and activities provided by staff from the Florida State Archives and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum.
- Other Fun All-Day Activities—Hot apple cider and treats; hands-on art activities; and outdoor toys and lawn games, including bocce ball, croquet, ring toss, and corn hole.
About The Grove Museum
The Grove Museum features the c. 1840 Call-Collins House set on 10 wooded acres in the heart of Tallahassee, Florida. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, the Grove is one of few historic sites of its kind in the nation to earn LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Museum programs focus on slavery and civil rights in American history through the lens of The Grove and its former residents. You can also follow The Grove on Twitter (@TheGroveMuseum) and like the museum on Facebook (Facebook.com/TheGroveMuseum).