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North Central Florida (Panhandle)

Apalachicola Center for History Culture and Art

The Apalachicola Center for History Culture and Art presents exhibitions and educational programming that highlight the city’s arts and cultural heritage.  The two-story brick building, originally a cotton warehouse built in 1836,  is a living testament to the days when Apalachicola was the third largest port on the Gulf Coast.  The structure has been carefully restored as an art gallery and museum known for its 50-foot long 18thcentury trader’s canoe. Open Mon - Sat, Noon - 5 p.m.

Featuring: Women’s History Month Celebration Exhibit  March 7 - 30. 

Visit apalachicolahca.com for more information.

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum was founded to celebrate and preserve the rich maritime heritage of Apalachicola in a hands-on learning environment with active boating excursions, adventure programs, boat building and restoration, and educational programs. We offer a variety of educational and recreational boat tours including historical tours, eco-tours, kayak trips, sunset cruises, sailing programs, and excursions to pristine barrier islands. 

Featuring: A variety of Educational Boat Cruises.

Visit www.ammfl.org for more information.

Camp Gordon Johnston

In 1942, Camp Gordon Johnston opened, encompassing an area of 165,000 acres from Carrabelle to the Ochlocknee Bridge in Franklin County.  When it closed in 1946 an estimated 250,000 troops and support units had received amphibious training there.  Those soldiers went on to serve across Europe, Italy, and the South Pacific.  Using the photographs and artifacts donated by the families of those who served, the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum tells the story of the camp and also of the all the American military and the countries they fought in. 

Featuring:  24th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days, March 8 through 10.

Visit campgordonjohnston.com 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. Featuring the Celebration of the 40 Year Anniversary of the Save the Old Capitol Night on March 29.

Featuring: Coffee at the Historic Capitol on March 18.

Visit flhistoriccapitol.gov for more information.

FSU Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, a division of the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, is a major art exhibition space and an integral part of the Tallahassee community. The choice of quality exhibitions plays a dominant role in the Museum’s efforts to reach its goals with respect to the general public and the university community. The scope of MoFA’s programming ranges from national-impact, scholarly presentations of works never previously exhibited, to the work of regional artists and students.

Featuring: Le Sang Noir, an exhibition featuring the work of Brandon Ballengée through March 31.

For more details, visit mofa.fsu.edu.

Gadsden Arts Center and Museum

The Gadsden Arts Center and Museum is one of  two nationally accredited art museums in Northcentral Florida, serving residents and visitors to our region. Gadsden Arts improves quality of life by creating meaningful experiences with art, from historic to contemporary exhibitions, and opportunities for art making at all levels. Through original, historically significant art exhibitions, a permanent collection, and studio art programs, including the innovative new ArtZone drop-in studio, Gadsden Arts brings the magic of art to over 20,000 participants each year. March 2019 exhibitions include Norman Rockwell in the 1960’s, Gary Sczerbaniewicz sculpture, and Leslie Wallace-Coon sculpture.

Featuring: Norman Rockwell in the 1960’s, on display through May 18. 

To find out more go to gadsdenarts.org.

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. 

Featuring: A lecture on Frank Cline in association with the Panhandle Archaeological Society of Tallahassee (PAST) on March 1.

Visit GoodwoodMuseum.org for more information.

Havana History & Heritage Society

The mission of the Havana History & Heritage Society is to preserve and highlight the historical assets and events that have shaped Havana by:

  • collecting, archiving, publishing & displaying books, equipment, artifacts, videos & pictures which represent agricultural, religious, athletic, educational, and artistic influences;
  • offiering exhibits, presentations & events to share Havana’s history & heritage
  • encouraging visits to the area to enhance the appreciation of Havana as it was then & now

Featuring: The Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, opening on March 23.

For more information visit havanahistoryheritage on Facebook.

John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum

The John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is a historical and cultural gem that sits at the bottom of a hill in downtown Tallahassee, at the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets.

The Riley historic home represents the thriving black neighborhood, known as Smokey Hollow, that once existed in what is just east of downtown Tallahassee. It is especially significant when compared to other such historical sites in that it is the last vestige we have of the accomplishments of an entire group of people, the black middle class, which emerged in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Featuring: A Virtual Harlem Experience through May 13.

For more information visit rileymuseum.org

 

The Grove Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, the ca. 1840 Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best preserved examples of antebellum Greek Revival architecture in Florida. The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical collections, in order to engage the public in dialogue about civil rights and American history. The Grove celebrates its two-year anniversary on "Grove Day." 

Featuring: Grove Day 2019 on March 9. 

Visit TheGroveMuseum.com for more information.

Knott House Museum

Enter the Knott House and step back in time. Decorated in Victorian splendor, the 1840s home features original furnishings chosen by the Knott family beginning in 1928. Luella Knott attached poems to her furniture and decor with satin ribbons, drawing attention to her unique antiques. These verses still hang just as she left them, giving the building its nickname “The House that Rhymes.”

Featuring: Tallahassee Music and Theater 1900-1940 on March 28.

Visit knotthousemuseum.com for more information.

Meek-Eaton Black Archives

The Carnegie Library is located on the historic campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU). Construction on the library started in 1907 and the facility officially opened to the public in 1908. It was the first Carnegie Library built on a black land-grant college campus. In 1976, Carnegie Library became the founding home of the Black Archives Research Center and Museum. In 1978, Carnegie Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

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

Mission San Luis

Time travel to 1703 and explore Florida's Hispanic and Native American roots at this Apalachee-Spanish living history museum and National Historic Landmark. Meet the “residents” in period dress and learn about life at the fort, council house, church, blacksmith shop, and more. See 300-year-old artifacts excavated from this western capital of Spanish Florida. 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.

Featuring Spanish Colonial Adventure Day on March 9.

Visit MissionSanLuis.org for more information.

Museum of Florida History

At the Museum of Florida History, you can travel into Florida’s past as you stand next to the skeleton of a giant mastodon; navigate through Spanish maritime history; explore the citrus industry and Tin Can Tourist camps; travel aboard an early 1900s Florida riverboat; dress up in Grandma’s Attic; or share the experiences of Florida’s World War II soldiers and families on the homefront. You’ll find all this and more as you stroll through interactive exhibits about Florida history.

Featuring: A discussion of Florida's Female Surfers on March 21.

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 160 exceptional automobiles dating from 1894-2010, motorcycles, Batmobiles, Steinway pianos, Case knives, brass cash registers, sports memorabilia, pedal cars, antique boats, motors, and much, much more! In addition to the museum, we are the largest locally owned banquet and conference center in the Tallahassee area.

Visit tacm.com for more information.

Tallahassee Museum

Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, the Tallahassee Museum has served as an iconic Tallahassee landmark for more than 60 years. Ranked as one of Florida’s top museums, the Museum’s living exhibits of native Florida wildlife, nature trails and native gardens are renowned by visitors of all ages.  The Museum encourages guests to discover and learn about North Florida’s natural environment, rich history and diverse cultural communities. From amazing native animals and rare historic buildings to beautiful natural scenery to exciting public programs, special events, and educational programs, there’s something here for everyone.

Featuring: World Wildlife Day Celebration, March 2, 10:00 am- 4:00pm.

To find out more go to tallahasseemuseum.org.