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.
Tallahassee Historical Society
Join Our First Meeting of 2019 - January 10
Our next speaker,
Civil Engineer with the Parsons Transportation Group
To foster a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the history of Tallahassee, Leon County, and surrounding areas.
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
Thomas Waits, civil engineer telling the story of the Victory Bridge, January 10, 2019
As Thomas will tell us in some detail, the bridge generated substantial publicity, including poetry and unsuccessful attempts to get Henry Ford to drive the first automobile over it. It also symbolized the end of steamboat traffic on the Apalachicola.
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.
7:00 p.m. – Program Begins