A Celebration of Our Community’s History

Blended Lives is a significant partnership that demonstrates how museums, schools, and other community organizations can put racial and culture harmony into practice through programs that reflect diversity, broaden understanding, and build meaningful connections to shared history. It is a direct attempt to involve our community in revisiting its rich and diverse past.

This celebration of our community’s history is designed to entertain, encourage, and educate both children and adults. Our vision is to explore the powerful roots of our collective history and instill a new appreciation for heritage that may have otherwise gone untold. Whether re-enacting childhood games or introducing African instruments, Blended Lives has consistently conducted an informative and entertaining program for all ages. Each event brings together a variety of presenters to engage students in an interactive learning experience based on a Florida [Sunshine State Standards] approved curriculum developed in partnership with the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc.

Blended Lives: Passport to History 2016

The John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc., the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and Goodwood Museum & Gardens are partnering with the Leon County School Board to host an exciting week of heritage, hope, and edutainment as part of the 4-day Blended Lives event. The cultural immersion experience will begin on Monday, November 7 and concludes on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

» Click Here to view Video Clips from Past Celebrations!