Street Address
R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Mailing Address
R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
phone: 850-245-6400
fax: 850-245-6433
e-mail: jbrunson@dos.state.fl.us
web: www.museumoffloridahistory.com
Hours
Sunday12 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4:30 PM
First Friday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM Third Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 PM Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Open all other holidays, 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Jeana Brunson, Ph.D., Director
phone: 850-245-6386
Lea Ellen Thornton, Curator of Research/Collections
phone: 850-245-6397
Kieran Orr, Registrar
phone: 850-245-6400
Susan Stratton, History Shop Manager
phone: 850-245-6396
Drew Ericson, Curator of Design & Fabrication
phone: 850-245-6400
Bonnie McCluskey, Visitor Svcs/Mus Program Supervisor
phone: 850-245-6400
Elyse Cornelison, Development, Membership, Traveling Exhibits
phone: 850-245-6400
Elyse Cornelison, Director of Development & Finance
phone: 850-245-6400
Gary Pettit, Public Relations
Jennie Brock, Museum Educator

Description

The Museum of Florida History explores Florida's people and events through artifacts, exhibits, and interpretation. Museum sites include the Main Gallery and the Knott House.

Mission

To collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the material record of human culture in Florida and to promote and encourage throughout the state, knowledge and appreciation of Florida history(s.265.704, Florida Statutes, 2009). This is accomplished through permanent, traveling, and temporary exhibitions; through educational programming and community outreach; and through consultation and technical assistance made available to all of Florida's historical museums and agencies.

History

The Museum of Florida History was chartered by the Florida Legislature in 1967. The Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1977. In 1986 the Museum received professional accreditation status from the American Association of Museums. In 1997 the Knott House Museum was added as an historic site managed by the Museum of Florida History.

Governance

Dept of State

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Restaurant

Group Tours