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 are preceded by socializing and snacks and the meetings include Society business and our guest speaker.

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Join us for our 2023-24 season and commemorate Tallahassee’s Bicentennial!

Upcoming 2023-24 Meetings

​*Thursday, October 12:

Speaker: Panel Discussion on Marketing the Bicentennial with Kerri Post, Visit Tallahassee, Jay
Revell, Revell Media, and others


*Thursday, November 9:

Speakers: Beth McGrotha and Bernice Proctor Venable
“Antonio Proctor: the indispensable man for Williams and Simmons”

​*Thursday, December 14:

Christmas Dinner
Speaker: Barbara Mattick, Public Historian, Division of Historic Resources
“Papists and Heretics in Post-Civil War Florida”

*Thursday, January 11:

Speakers: Delaitre Hollinger and Jaqueline Perkins
“Touring Tallahassee’s Virtual Civil Rights Museum”

*Thursday, February 8:

Speakers: Speaker: Diane Roberts, nationally-known journalist and professor of English, FSU
“Florida, the Dream State Reconsidered”

Friday, February 23—Sunday, February 25:

Tallahassee Historical Society Bicentennial Antiquarian Book Fair
The Elks Club, 276 Magnolia Drive

*Thursday, March 14:

Speakers: Sandi Brooks, Doug Alderson, Claude Kenneson and others
“Collecting Tallahassee Kitsch”
*Note: all attendees are urged to bring their favorite Tallahassee collectibles

Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22:

Mission San Luis
Tallahassee Historical Society Bicentennial Historians’ Conference

Saturday, March 23:

Kleman Plaza, 10 am—2 pm
Third Annual History Festival and Expo

Thursday, April 4:

Intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. & 7th Avenue, 4:30 pm
Historical Marker Unveiling – “Middle Florida Fairgrounds and Horse-Racing Track”

Saturday, April 5 & Sunday April 6:

Springtime Tallahassee
Jubilee in the Park
Downtown Tallahassee

*Thursday, April 11:

Speaker: Marcus Curtis of the Tallahassee Leon County Geographic Information Systems
“GIS and History”

Saturday, April 13:

Field Trip to Prospect Bluff

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21:

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival
Downtown Tallahassee

Friday, April 26—Sunday, April 28:

Word of South
Cascades Park

*Thursday, May 9:

THS Business Meeting and Picnic
Speaker: Gloria Jefferson Anderson and Hunter Hill

“When Freedom Came: Celebrations of Freedom in Leon County, 1865 – Present”

Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18:

Florida Historical Society Public History Forum and Tallahassee Historical Society Bicentennial Conference
Sheraton Four Points Hotel

May 17th Speaker: Mary E. Adkins
“Florida Constitutional Law: Cases in Context”

Monday, May 20:

Emancipation Day
Knott House, 311 East Park Avenue

All monthly meetings (*) will be held at Mission San Luis
(2100 W. Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL)
Reception at 5:30 PM
Program at 6:00 PM

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