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Event and Temporary Exhibit Calendar

Special Volunteer Training Session
September 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Interested in volunteering at the Museum? Fill out a volunteer application and join us for a volunteer training session and continental breakfast! Meet us at the welcome desk in the Historic Capitol. Please RSVP to Carol Wynn at info@flhistoriccapitol.gov or (850) 487-1902.

125 Years of Florida Public Health Opening Reception
September 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
In 1889, the Florida Legislature created this statewide governing body to protect the public from epidemics, to educate residents about important health matters, and to improve the quality of life for all Floridians. Unique artifacts, personal stories, interpretive text, and historical photographs will show how public health work has been carried out through the years and how state health programs have expanded to meet the needs of Florida's growing population. Exhibit opening and reception begins at 5:00 p.m. with the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health presenting at 6:00 p.m. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

125 Years of Florida Public Health Curator's Tour
Third Friday of each Month, October 2014 through April 2015 at 11:00 am
During this special Curator's Tour, Historic Capitol staff will talk about the development of the exhibit 125 Years of Public Health and point out interesting tidbits that you may not find on first glance.

Lunch and Learn: The History of Being Born in Florida
October 23, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Spend your lunch hour with us as we learn about the Department of Health impact on Women's Health and the history of being born in Florida. The program will focus on the history and rich tradition of Midwifery in the state.

Blended Lives
November 10-14, 2014
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is partnering with the Riley House Museum/Center for African American History & Culture for four days of cultural enrichment through the narration of folklorist, storytellers and musicians that will bring Florida's Civil War history to life! Over 2,500 fourth-grade students, from each elementary school throughout the Leon County School District, will participate in an unforgettable journey through time which encompasses a tour and special programs at the Historic Capitol as well as the historic Riley House Museum.

Civil Rights Series: Blended Lives—A Community Remembers
November 15, 2014
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Riley House Museum/Center for African American History & Culture are excited to offer this community heritage education program where we explore how communities commemorate and celebrate history. The program will feature a guided trolley tour through Tallahassee's many heritage sites and a Lunch and Learn at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum featuring guest speaker, Mr. John W. Franklin of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Museum Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays
Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas Day

Free Admission
(donations appreciated)