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March – May Events at Knott House and Museum of Florida History

Published March 4, 2015

March – May Events at Knott House and Museum of Florida History:

Slavery By Another Name

Join the Knott House Museum for a free screening of the historical documentary, Slavery by Another Name on April 25, 2015, 1:00pm at the Knott House Museum. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience.
The film is part of the Created Equal Film series from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Tallahassee showings are a collaboration between the John. G. Riley Museum, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Knott House Museum. The series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Freedom Riders ties directly into the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. People can pre-order lunch from the Egg or bring their own lunches for the noontime discussion in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts.


Emancipation Day —150th Anniversary of Freedom in Florida

Join the Knott House Museum and the John G. Riley Center for the annual commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation being announced to Florida on May 20th, 2015, 11:30AM at the Knott House Museum. The day of celebration includes a reading of the document, live music, and a free picnic in Lewis Park. Emancipation Day is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee; Hopping, Green, and Sams, P.A.; and Tallahassee Downtown.


History at High Noon: Civil Rights

Author Glenda Alice Rabby will discuss her book The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, March 24, 2015, 12:00pm-12:45pm at the Museum of Florida History.

 


 Move into Spring: Health Then and Now
Join the Knott House Museum for a free 30-minute exercise class hosted by Sweat Therapy Fitness and learn how exercise has evolved since the 1930s! This event will take place March 21, 2015, 1:00PM at the Knott House Museum. All abilities welcome.
Learn about the influence of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg on health and wellness in the early 1900s and his impact on Knott House resident, Mrs. Luella Knott.

 


 2nd Saturday Family Program
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Museum of Florida History invites you to join us for a hands-on activity exploring women’s history in the Sunshine State at the Museum of Florida History, March 14, 2015, 11:00am-12:30pm.

 


 Viewing and Discussion of Freedom Riders
Join the Museum of Florida History for a viewing and discussion of Freedom Riders on March 7th, 2015, 11:00am-2:00pm at the Museum of Florida History. The film tells the moving and suspenseful story of demonstrators who rode buses into the Deep South and risked violence as local authorities ignored or encouraged attacks.
The film is part of the Created Equal Film series from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Tallahassee showings are a collaboration between the John. G. Riley Museum, the Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the Knott House Museum. The series is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Freedom Riders ties directly into the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. People can pre-order lunch from the Egg or bring their own lunches for the noontime discussion in the Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
For more information call the Museum of Florida History at (850) 245-6400