July – November 2014
On July 4, the Tallahassee Museum will debut a six-month exhibit entitled “The Identity Project.” Housed in the Phipps Gallery, this interactive exhibit will engage visitors in conversations about the meaning of identity and how it relates to them personally. During the course of the exhibit, visitors will journey through different sections that will target various poignant questions about a person’s identity:
Who are you? Where do you call home? What do you do? How do you define your community? What does your stuff say about you? How do we see each other?
This exhibit will shed light on the numerous factors that influence and shape our personalities, selves, and even our community. Witness how the various environments we immerse into and social media that inundates us daily inevitably impacts our personal perspectives. Artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection and on loan from community members will be used to spark discussions among those exploring the exhibit. These objects will inspire visitors to get together in a unique fashion, reflect on memories past, express viewpoints, and allow them to tell their personal stories.
Admission to “The Identity Project” is free for members of the Museum, as well as active military families until Labor Day, and included in general ticket purchases for all others.
In conjunction with the Red Hills Small Farms Alliance and the 7 Days of Local Delights, we are thrilled to offer this unique
hands-on class. Guests will participate in the preparation of a farm to table meal to be cooked on the woodstove and served up for supper on the 1880s farmhouse porch. Space is limited to 10 people. No children under 6 please.
Menu will include locally grown vegetables and a meat from a farm nearby.
Registration deadline: Wednesday October 21st by noon.
The event will host an array of activities and demonstrations celebrating the historic and the contemporary stories of our region’s farmed resources.
Demonstrations and Activities include:
Living history interpretation at the 1880s farm
Cooking Demonstrations in the 1880s farmhouse
Model train exhibit
Grinding sugar cane
Making syrup (syrup making will begin at 9:30am and should be ready by 2pm)
November’s theme:Happy Harvest – Fall is a magical time. Critters will make healthy apple treats and learn all about Jack-B-Little’s.
Monthly class for 2 to 3.5 year old children and an adult partner, meeting on Monday each week. Each month incorporates a new theme into the lessons.
Fee is for the entire month, and pre-registration is required by noon on the Friday prior to the first Monday of each month. Please be sure to check the calendar, as some weeks there will be no class due to holidays.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 5th by noon.
Dating from the mid-1800’s, “gyo= fish/ taku= rubbing”, was originally used as a form of record keeping among Japanese fishermen. Today it is celebrated as an art. In this workshop, participants will use the direct approach of the art. In this approach participants will apply ink or paint onto the fish and gently press it onto paper. Materials will be provided.
Join us for a one hour Hatha yoga class among the cypress trees and animals at the Tallahassee Museum. Yoga instructor Natalie Spindle will help you unwind from your weekend as you soak up the beautiful native surroundings. Class officially starts at 9am sharp, check-in from 8:45-8:55am. This is an outdoor class. Guests will need to bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Registration deadline is Friday November 7th 2014 by noon.
Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.
Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the event, by noon.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 19th, by noon.
Learn the techniques of making your own delicious citrus marmalade! You’ll use grapefruit, Meyer lemon, and orange to create a jar of delectable satisfaction! Working in the 1880s farmhouse, you’ll also learn the ways of canning old-fashioned style. Makes a great gift item. All materials included.