Frenchtown Art Walk 
When: July 21, 2018
Location: Frenchtown
Time: 10AM – 4PM




The John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum and Anderson Brickler Gallery are community partners in a collaborative exhibition of  “Making Do” a historical collection of art and artifacts from the Gullah Geechee culture of usable crafts. A traveling exhibition from the private collections of Hakim Willis Jones comes to the capitol City of Tallahassee, Florida from the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center in St. Augustine, Florida. The exhibition is an array of pottery, baskets, quilts, woodcarvings and handmade furniture dating late 19th and early 20th century by Southern blacks in the Savannah area. The Gullah Geechee people are the descendants of West African slaves who were prized for their ability to grow rice in the marshy conditions of coastal South Carolina to southern Georgia, an area known as the Gullah Geechee corridor.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: John G. Riley Center & Museum | Anderson Brickler Gallery



Soul Voices Logo-1The John G. Riley Center/Museum will highlight and share what life was like for African Americans during the 20th Century in Tallahassee through conversations with the elderly, recorded by the Riley House Museum from 1997 to 2005. Through these recordings, family, friends and the community will be able to see and hear the elderly speak about life in Tallahassee and gain an educational view of history.  The oral history  is a 20th century series of viewings and the beginning of a from VHS to digitization project funded by the Council on Culture and the Arts. For additional information, call the Riley Center/Museum at (850) 681-7881 or email

“Part I – Experience 20th Century History through the eyes of Katherine Speights (at age 93) in 1997” 
When: July 18, 2018
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Cost: Admission is $10
Location: TCC Banquet Hall (Rooms 105-109)
“Part 2 – Experience 20th Century History through the eyes of Lettie Jackson” (long time former Leon County School Educator)
When: July 24th, 2018
Time: 5:30AM to 7:30PM
Cost:  Admission is $10
Location: TCC Banquet Hall (Rooms 105-109)