The John G. Riley Center/Museum invites you to join us for the 2013 Florida Emancipation CelebrationFestival of Freedom (May 15th – 25th) » Click Here to view Schedule of Events
Thanks to all those who made today’s event a huge success… The Almighty Joe Bullard and the 96.1 Jamz crew, Zimmerman Agency Visit Tallahassee and the Riley Museum Board and entire staff! Congratulations to Essie Richardson, winner of 2 complimentary tickets to the U.S.C.T Emancipation/Abolitionist Ball taking place next Saturday, May 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Festival of Freedom: Monday, May 20th
10:45 a.m. John G. Riley Museum Civil War Grave Decorating Commemorative Service, with a history dating to the 1880s, at the Old City Cemetery. Open to the public.
11:45 a.m. Dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and music take place on the front steps of the Knott House Museum. After the program, a picnic is available in Lewis Park across from the historic site.
2:00—5:00 p.m. Free admission is offered at these African American history sites—John G. Riley Museum, Florida A&M University Black Archives at the Union Bank, Knott House Museum, Taylor House Museum, Museum of Florida History, and Florida Historic Capitol Museum.
Thank You Partners & Members for Making the 2013 Florida Network Conference a huge success!
The Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (“FAAHPN”), in partnership with the Bethune-Cookman University, recently held its Bi-Annual Conference April 4th-6th in Daytona Beach, Florida on the beautiful and historic Bethune-Cookman University Campus.
The statewide conference provided learning opportunities for museum professionals and patrons to lead, manage, and collaborate more effectively, while making meaningful connections that will never be forgotten!
Traveling to Daytona Beach area soon? If so, you do not want to miss the Viva Florida 500: “A Route In Search of Roots” exhibit currently on display in the Carl S. Swisher Library on the historic Bethune-Cookman University (“BCU”) Campus
The exhibit opened on April 6th and will be on display until May 17th, 2013. For more information contact the BCU Library at (386) 481-2186 or www.cookman.edu
This VIVA Florida project has been financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.
|OUT OF THE PAST, A NOBLE LEADER – John Gilmore Riley|
|» Click Here – Mr. Riley (Animatronic) speaks from his office in the West Room John Gilmore Riley was born in 1857, when slavery was a way of life and educational pursuits for blacks were illegal. In 1881 he began teaching at Lincoln Academy, one of three freedmen schools built during the Reconstruction era in Florida to provide secondary instruction to blacks. In addition to his career as an educator, he also distinguished himself as a leader in business and was Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of Florida. John G. Riley died in 1954. The house he built for his family in 1890 stands today as a testament to the rich, cultural heritage of African-Americans.» Click Here to read more|
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