March 12 Program with Dr. Andrew Frank

Think the Seminole Nation started with Bobby Bowden?  On February 12, You’ll Find out Differently. By Bob Holladay, President I’ve known Andrew Frank from the FSU History Department for about 10 years. I first met him when I was considering returning to school...

Dr. Alexander Brickler and the Art of the Possible

By Bob Holladay, President When we at the Tallahassee Historical Society began circulating the word last spring that we wanted Dr. Alexander Brickler to come to speak to us at one of our meetings, we started receiving all sorts of congratulations. “Well, it’s about...

The Great Historical Divide

By Bob Holladay, President I’m worried about the history profession.  In fact, I have been worried about it for some time.  Let me be clear: I am talking about the relationship of the academic history profession in the colleges and universities, and the...

Did You Know?

by Sudduth Rae Cummings The throttle of an early aircraft had a ball on the end of it, so in order to go full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence “balls to the wall” for going very...

Tallahassee’s First Department Store

by Claude Kenneson, At-Large Board Member In 1824 Tallahassee was selected as the capital of Florida.  In 1825 it was incorporated.  And, in 1828, the David C. Wilson Sr. family arrived to make it their home and to seek prosperity.  They were not...