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Florida Governors Book Cover
Book cover image reprinted with permission from Florida Governors: Lasting Legacies, by Robert Buccellato. Available from the publisher online or at 888-313-2665.

Lunch & Learn and Book Signing
Friday, February 27, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We have seen 51 governors since Florida became a U.S. territory, each with a unique story and countless contributions to our great state and nation.  A noted historian of the Florida governorship, Robert Buccellato shares these stories and contributions in his book Florida Governors: Lasting Legacies.  Joined by former Governor Wayne Mixson, Buccellato brings his book to the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, where our first 36 governors under statehood made their mark on history.   

Join us on your lunch break for Sonny’s Barbecue, sweet tea, and stories about the people who put Florida on the map.  Former Governor Mixson and Robert Buccellato will sign the book documenting the dramatic tale of our town and state.  Guests are welcome to bring their own lunches, but to reserve a pulled pork or smoked chicken sandwich, call us at (850) 487-1902.  Lunches are $5 for Museum Members and $10 for non-Members.  Don’t miss the chance to be a part of history and celebrate with us the amazing accomplishments of 193 years of Florida leadership.  

Photo of Governor Collins and wife at a BBQ

Governor Collins at a barbecue. Photo courtesy of the State Archives of Florida.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors and Partners

The Florida Historic Capitol Foundation, as the Direct Support Organization for the Museum, extends its deepest appreciation to the following Sponsors and Partners for their support and efforts in making this event possible:

Sonnys BBQ
Florida Historic Capitol Museum Logo

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)