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.


It contains an assortment of information about our organization, our meeting schedule, local activities and events of a historic nature, announcements and research interests of members. It includes a short history of our society and the location of our archives. We are actively involved in partner relationships, referrals and maintain contact information to other organizations with similar goals in preservation and sharing of historical information.

If you have any questions, check our organization’s FAQ.

If you are interested in history, please join us.

David Lang, Jr.
President, 2014-2016
Tallahassee Historical Society

Our Next Meeting on November 8

Our next speaker,

Terri Messler

“Maclay Gardens,
Legacy of Beauty”

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
Nina Gonzalbez, Secretary

Andy Wright, Treasurer
Doug Smith, Past President

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

Next Meeting

THS Monthly Meeting, November 8, 2018
Our speaker will be Terri Messler, who will be speaking on “Maclay Gardens, Legacy of Beauty.” It covers the history of the Maclay family, the gardens, and the state park. The last time I spoke with her, Maclay had not yet reopened after Michael, so maybe she can fill us in on clean-up efforts.

Why should you come?
Well, here’s a reason. If you took American History anytime up to about 10 years ago, you were told that the earliest human beings came to the Western Hemisphere was about 14,000 years ago. Turns out that’s wrong – by a lot, and one of the reasons we know that is the archaeological work being done along the rivers in our area. So how long ago were folks here? You’ll have to come and find out.

So Remember:
6:30 p.m. – Refreshments and Socializing
7:00 p.m. – Program Begins