All meetings are held at the Governor Martin House in Tallahassee and begin at 6:30 p.m (unless announced otherwise). A short business meeting precedes the program.
Regular meetings/programs of the Tallahassee Historical Society are held the second Thursday of each month. We ‘meet and greet’ from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, with the program following at 7:00 pm, at the address shown above.
2019-2020 Speaker’s Schedule
October 10 – Sec. of State Laurel Lee
“The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Florida”
November 14 – Martha Saconchik-Pytel, Andy Wright
“Calvin Phillips and his Marvelous Mausoleum”
December 12 – Jonathan Lammers
“The Houstoun Plantation and Historical Memory”
7 pm, The Old Willis Dairy, 1609 Centerville Road.
Note: The December meeting is a pot luck Christmas dinner cooked by members with meats provided by THS.
Guests may purchase tickets for $10.
January 9 – “Historic Churches of Tallahassee”
Lynn McLarty (Trinity Methodist Church)
Terri Messler (Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church)
Roger Ponder (St. John’s Episcopal Church)
Peggy West (First Presbyterian Church)
Dr. Reginald Witherspoon (historic black churches)
February 13 – Dr. Alexander Brickler
“My Life and Career and the Changes I’ve Seen”
March 12 – Andrew Frank, Professor of History, FSU
“The Southeastern Indian Tribes and the Art of Survival”
April 9 – Lou Hill
“Fire, Fury, and Flood: An Archaeological and Historical Account of the Decimation of the 1837 Apalachicola Waterfront”
May 14 – J. Doug Smith
“The Struggle for Tallahassee Railroads.”
Summer Picnic, Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members
7 pm: location to be determined
Note: Pot luck picnic cooked by members with meats provided by THS. Guests may purchase tickets for $10.
Gov. John W. Martin house
(Location of THS Programs: 1001 Desoto Park Dr, off E Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL)