Rock-a-Thon is right around the corner!
What is Rock-a-Thon?
The 14th Annual Culture to Culture Rock-a-Thon is a rocking-chair marathon designed to engage local organizations to raise money to benefit the maintenance cost of the Riley Museum.
Make sure to mark your calendar for the Rock-a-Thon on Saturday, December 7th!
2013 IS COMING TO A CLOSE!
Tours are currently booked up for 2013. However, 2014 is free. Schedule a group tour today! Call us at 850-681-7881.
Blended Lives: Passport to History 2013
The John G. Riley Museum just enjoyed engaging over 2,500 fourth grader students in a 4-day event of cultural enrichment through the narration of folklorist, storytellers and musicians. We believe we enriched the lives of youth throughout the greater Tallahassee community! This year’s theme was Florida in the Civil War 1860-1865. We hope that we took them on an unforgettable journey through time. Thanks goes to Florida’s Historic Capitol for partnering with us to teach the youth about Florida History. Blended Lives was funded in part by the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP) and the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.
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
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Living Heritage Day
Renaissance Park will host it’s annual Living Heritage Day on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5989 Hartsfield Road in Marianna, FL from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm CST. Renaissance is a traditional African American farm village. The park is a place where families can enjoy the outdoors; children can learn about their heritage and the natural environment. Activities will include pork processing, cane syrup making, quilting, and soap making. Free admission.
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.