The John G. Riley Center/Museum is excited to announce that  NEW PRODUCTS are available for purchase!

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Follow Me To Smokey Hollow button design #1

 Who Is John G. Riley button design #2

Follow Me To Smokey Hollow magnet design #3

John G. Riley Center/Museum pen

These items are best suited for ALL AGES!

To Purchase, visit the Center/Museum at 419 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 during our hours of operation or purchase online in the Shop catalog under the tab Gifts/Books/Teaching Material.


The John G. Riley Center/Museum welcomes people of all ages to journey back in time to the Reconstruction era – one of the most significant, yet least known periods of American History following the end of the Civil War.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday:    10 am – 4 pm
Friday – Saturday:    10 am – 2 pm
*Other times by appointment only
ADMISSION
$5.00 Adults & Children
$2.00  for Leon County Public School Students

To schedule tours and for more information, please call us at (850) 681-7881.


Eluster Richardson’s art strikes a soulful chord. “Uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening,” are words frequently used to describe the experience. This exhibit, The Life of a Quilt, showcases a variety of styled quilts intertwined with individuals and various items illustrated throughout each artpiece.

Eluster Richardson’s May I Have This Dance?

“You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching and create as if you were God with the heavens as your blank canvas. This exhibition, May I Have This Dance? brings the performing art of dancing onto the canvas, which is my stage. By using shapes, forms, line, and colors I’ve captured the rhythm of many cultural dances we’ve grown to love, such as the gracefulness of ballet dancers and expressive story telling of mime artists. Dancers (of all forms) are challenged with connecting their act with their audience. To capture these moments and bring them to the canvas using different mediums was my challenge.

To my audience, I pose the question: “May I Have This Dance?” We may dance onto my canvas, which is my dance floor, through shapes, forms, lines and my ability to create. Let us all dance, enjoy the feel good moment it produces, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

~ Eluster Richardson