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SCHEDULE A MUSEUM TOUR TODAY!
Riley Museum exhibit recognizes those who ’Led the Way’ in the integration of Leon County Public Schools…They Led the Way is a riveting exhibit detailing the intimate portraits and oral histories of the first 8 students to integrate the Leon County public school system. This exhibit is presented in partnership with Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The 2014 calendar is filling up fast! Don’t miss your opportunity to experience living history. Call us at (850)681-7881 or email INFO@RileyMuseum.org to schedule your tour right away…
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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Friday March 28th
Discovering Tallahassee History Event (Part 2)
The John G. Riley Center/Museum invites you to take part in the Discover Tallahassee History event, hosted in partnership with the Knott House Museum, March 27 – 28, 2014. Part 2 of this one-of-a-kind event will begin with a tour of the Historic Smokey Hollow Village located in Cascades Park, led by the staff of Blueprint 2000. The program also features a tour of the historic John G. Riley House Museum, followed by a panel discussion entitled “Times Remembered” with scholars and former Smokey Hollow residents. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public (reservations are required). Call the Riley Museum at (850) 681-7881 to reserve your seat today!
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
CASCADES PARK is opening on Friday, March 14, 2014! The much anticipated 24-acre downtown park, which includes the commemorative Smokey Hollow Village, will soon open to the public with a full range of festivities!
The John G. Riley Museum is proud to spotlight industry partners whose support and cooperation has made a great impact on the success of our organization. Every quarter we will highlight a small business enterprise that encourages commerce while making a significant community impact.
Partnership Spotlight: Spencer Ingram, CPA, MBA, Owner – Ingram Accounting & Consulting, LLC | 850-877-8099 | info@IngramAccounting.com
Spencer Ingram dedicates himself to providing accounting and consulting services to leading small businesses, insurance agencies, individuals and other non-profit organizations. Serving the community since 1994, Ingram Accounting and Consulting, LLC has offered a variety of financial services both for consumer clients and businesses. Some of their most popular services include tax planning and preparation, profit planning, advisory services, financial planning and accounting services. In addition, Spencer and his team strive to maintain relationships with his clients. Over 95 percent of their work is with continuing clients. They pride themselves on the strong, close knit culture with their clients.