A Message From the President

I would like to welcome you to the website of the Tallahassee Historical Society, founded in 1933, and, with the exception of the statewide Florida Historical Society, the oldest organization of its kind in the state.

We are proud of our efforts in investigating, presenting, and advocating for the importance of historical knowledge and its interpretation in Florida’s capital city area.  Tallahassee and Leon County have a storied past involving unique individuals and diverse groups of people, all of whom have contributed to the rich culture of our area.

Our 2020-2021 program schedule will begin on October 8, and because of the Covid pandemic will be by Zoom for members.  We want you to join so that you can take part, and be part.  As the novelist William Faulkner said, “The past is never dead; it’s not even past.”

Bob Holladay
President, Tallahassee Historical Society

For People Interested in the History of Tallahassee

Founded in 1933, the Tallahassee Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization that welcomes individuals who enjoy learning about and sharing state and local history. Evening meetings on the second Thursday from October to April offer programs by experts on topics ranging from history and culture to architecture, archeology, and preservation. In May, members gather for a festive picnic. The society also schedules daytime lectures and partners with other organizations to present special events. Every activity features stimulating conversation and rewarding fellowship.

Upcoming Programs

Programs will be held virtually by Zoom. Current members will receive program details and how to attend by email. Not a member? Join today!

October 8, 2020

Ivor Mollema
Senior Archaeologist, Florida Bureau of Archaeology

Presenting on 

The Dog Island Hurricane Michael Shipwrecks 


November 12, 2020

“The 20th Anniversary of the 2000 Election”
Former Leon County Clerk of Courts Dave Lang
Former Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis
Former Supreme Court Justice Major Harding

Our Mission

To foster a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the history of Tallahassee, Leon County, and surrounding areas.

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Officers and Board Members

Bob Holladay, President
Marjorie Holladay, Vice President
George Allen, Secretary

Andy Wright, Treasurer
Doug Smith, Past President
Brendan Crellin, Webmaster

Dave Lang, At-Large
Claude Kenneson, At-Large
Brandon Ackermann, At-Large