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19th Annual Rock-A-Thon

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We would like to invite you and your organizations to this year’s 19th Annual Rock-A-Thon! We will have food vendors, live entertainment, games and holiday shopping. DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2018 TIME: 10:00A.M. – 3:00 P.M. LOCATION: Gaither Gym (1835 Wanish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32307) Email: plee@rileymuseum.org Phone: 850-681-7881 Payment can be sent by PayPal, Mail or Fax SET-UP BEGINS @ …

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Lunch & Learn Series: The African American History of Tallahassee

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For years African American communities have established a distinctive presence in areas throughout Florida. The well-known contributions as well as untold stories of struggle and triumph are woven into a rich and colorful historical tapestry. Amidst these stories are the Landmarks and Legacies that define and describe significant aspects of Florida’s cultural heritage. Join Tallahassee’s John G. Riley Center / …

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Two galleries highlight Gullah GeeChee artifacts at exhibits

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Source: Tallahassee Democrat By: Marina Brown Did you ever walk through the woods and out of curiosity pull back the bark of an old fallen tree? You may have thought you knew everything you wanted to know about the crusty, forgotten bark, but what lies beneath that surface — busy ants, ancient knowledge passed along pheromone-laced trails, an entire culture …

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2018 Season of Emancipation

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  SAVE THE DATES The 2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops Living History Association 2018 Season of Emancipation 6th Annual Walk Through Living History Parade and Day in the Park Date: May 12, 2018 Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Location: Speed Spencer Stevens Park 1907 Saxon Street – Tallahassee, FL 32310 8th Annual Emancipation and Abolitionist Ball Date: May 18, …

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Leon County’s Black Rural Schoolhouses and FAMU

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WFSU’s Mike Plummer talks with some of our neighbors about their experiences in Leon County’s education system during the days of segregation. They look back on their experiences as students and teachers in Leon County’s black schoolhouses and the promise Florida A&M University offered to the black community.

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Current Exhibit – “Our History View From The Past: People Places Events Things”

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This exhibit chronicles some of the history of people, places, events and things that were integral to the building of the Smokey Hollow community. The artifacts showcased and evolved many of the agricultural, industrial,  innovative developments and technological advances of our time. Though not privy to today’s modern technology and industrialized methods, given the time in which they lived, residents …