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 Mission

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

Next Meeting

THS 2nd Thursday Monthly Meeting, April 13, 2017
A reminder that our April Meeting will be held this Thursday, April 13th at our regular site, the Governor Martin House on Lafayette Street (1001 Desoto Park Drive). Our speaker will be Richard Decateau, whose topic will be “A Bomb in the Bushes”. This program should be both entertaining and enlightening! Richard will tell of finding a bomb in his backyard — and discovering that it came from an aircraft flying from Tallahassee’s Dale Mabry Army Air Field during World War II! Naturally, this strange event perked his interest and he has done extensive research, which has resulted in a fascinating bit of Tallahassee’s history.

I’m sure most of you probably read the front page story in the Tallahassee Democrat last Thursday that featured our program – and I’m sure that we’ll have a large crowd to hear our speaker Thursday evening.

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