Monday, March 19
Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Research Center — Women’s History Month Tribute Movie Night: “Hidden Figures”
Tuesday, March 27
Museum of Florida History — History at High Noon (noon – 12:45 p.m.)
Dr. Ameenah Shakir, Assistant Professor of African American History at Florida A&M University (FAMU), celebrates Women's History Month with her presentation "Sybil Collins Mobley: Race, Rights, and the School of Business and Industry (SBI)."
Enjoy lunch during the program. Bring your own or buy from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building. To place your order with The Egg Express, call 850.907.3477 no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program and pick it up before the program starts. See the lunch menu at museumoffloridahistory.com/visit/menu-pg02.cfm.
Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! The program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 29
Florida Historic Capitol Museum — Celebration of the 40 Year Anniversary of the Save the Old Capitol Night (5:30 - 8 p.m.)
Relive the drama that unfolded on March 30, 1978, as then Secretary of State Bruce Smathers and loyal historic preservation advocates raised awareness of the amazing Historic Capitol building. The Save the Old Capitol night went down in history forty years ago. Now we invite you to join us for an historic night of music, orange juice, behind the scenes tours and an unforgettable way to show your support of Florida’s Grand ‘ol Lady on the Hill. Guests will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while experiencing the Capitol after hours. Please RSVP at https://savetheoldcapitol2018.eventbrite.com/.
Month Long Events:
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Through May 1—Capitol Visions: 2058
Capitol Visions: 2058 showcases the artistic response to the question “What do you think Florida’s Capitol will look like in 2058?” Fifth grade art teachers from schools across the state responded to the call to young artists and selected the top three works from their students for display in the gallery.
Through June 3—Capitol Creations Investigate & Create
Capitol Creations Investigate & Create allows visitors an opportunity to investigate the architectural principles and designs that influenced the development of the Capitol Complex from 1845 through the present day, as well as the ideas behind grand public architecture. Expect a hands-on learning experience in the architecture lab, where visitors are encouraged to create their own Capitol Creation. Special pop-up demonstrations of architectural drafting and use of 3-D printing occur regularly and can be reserved in advance for groups.
Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Through April 1—Ascension Exhibit, Main House Museum Gallery. This partnership exhibit with the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives (FAMU) explores the early 20th Century rise of the African American middle class. Free and open to the public.
FSU Museum of Fine Art
Through April 1—Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié
This exhibition is a collaboration with Miami artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, Haitian-born painter and sculptor. The project is under the direction of Dr. Paul B. Niell, Art History. Also from Art History, Dr. Michael D. Carrasco and doctoral candidate Lesley A. Wolff are coordinating aspects of the project.
Through April 1—Asian Works from the Permanent Collection
Museum of Florida History
Through July 29 — Living the Dream—Twentieth-Century Florida
The Museum of Florida History proudly presents this new exhibit in a year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary. Visitors can expect to explore the state's modern history through hundreds of artifacts, films, music, and immersive experiences, like walking through a recreated early 1960s fallout shelter. The exhibit also features a walk-in juke box with more than forty-five song selections from postwar Florida musicians.
In the twentieth century, Florida became the intersection of dreams and reality. The exhibit looks at this transformative century through the lenses of environment, economy, tourism, international conflict, civil rights, migrations, and popular culture. By examining the recent past, the exhibit is designed to prompt questions and discussions about Florida's future. Exciting programs are planned throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Through June 19—Mysteries Below the Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests.
In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below the Ground explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives. The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
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.