Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Tallahassee Historical Society are held the second Thursday of each month, October through May. Our monthly meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of topics related to local and state history.  Meetings start at 6:30 with socializing and snacks and the meetings formally kick off at 7:00 p.m. with Society business and our guest speaker. 

Except as noted below, THS meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. at The Gov. John Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee 32301.

Current members will receive upcoming program details by email. Not a member? Join today!

January 12

Panel Discussion: “Aspects of Progress: Historical Preservation in Florida and Tallahassee”

Panelists:  Secretary of State Cord Byrd, Bureau Chief of the Division of Historic Resources Alissa Lotane,  Melissa Wyllie, CEO of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and Lonnie Mann, Board Member of the Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee

When:  January 12, 2023, 6:PM—7:30 PM (Reception 5:30 PM)

Where:  The Theater, Mission San Luis,  2100 West Tennessee Street

Members, guests and the public are welcome, though we ask that you register ahead of time at

Our food this month will be sponsored by Sara Patterson, THS board member, membership coordinator, and local REALTOR® with Ketcham Realty Group. Food will be supplied by Chicken Salad Chick. Sara has an array of experience in buying, selling, historic properties, first-time and military homebuyers, relocation specialist and much more. 


February 9

Dale Cox, author and researcher: “The Fort at Prospect Bluff”

March 9

Lynn McLarty, independent researcher: “Tallahassee’s Old Fairgrounds and the Postbellum Race Horse Industry”

April 13


May 11

Annual business meeting and potluck picnic (site to be confirmed); 
Kevin Bair, independent researcher: “Civil War Medicine”
Members will vote on the 2023–24 THS board of directors.

Past 2022-23 Meetings

October 13

J. Doug Smith, independent researcher: “Mud on the Tracks: The Story of Tallahassee’s Street Railway”

October 13

J. Doug Smith, independent researcher: “Mud on the Tracks: The Story of Tallahassee’s Street Railway”

November 10

Dr. Kurt Piehler, Florida State University Department of History: “Rabbi and Chaplain David Max Eichhorn in World War II”

Gov. John W. Martin house
(1001 Desoto Park Dr, off E Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL)