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Jul
4
Fri
2014
The Identity Project @ Tallahassee Museum
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – Jan 2 @ 10:00 am

identity-crisisOn 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.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE IDENTITY PROJECT ON FACEBOOK

Oct
24
Fri
2014
Halloween Howl @ Tallahassee Museum
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Click here to purchase advanced tickets online.

For event updates, visit our Facebook page here.

To become a Halloween Howl Volunteer, click here.

Wicked fun abounds for the faint of heart and thrill-seekers alike at Tallahassee Museum’s 20th annual Halloween Howl, set for October 24th & 25th from 6-10 p.m. nightly! Prepare for a night filled with trick-or-treating, ghoulish games, both the haunted and not-so-spooky trails, carnival games, costume contest, prizes, and more!

Spooky sounds from a few local bands (TBA) will echo from the entertainment stage. The annual costume contest open to all ages offers eerie and cute sights and plentiful prizes, while the Trail Break Café features tasty treats for a delectable dinner or a welcome snack during the event.

Young, daring guests will get their adrenaline pumping on a spooky guided Tree to Tree Adventure, where chills and thrills are guaranteed to be waiting around every tree bend with this customized TREEMendous Adventure children’s course.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Tallahassee Democrat

Entertainment Sponsor: Tallahassee State Bank

Carnival Games Sponsor: Conquest Clinics

TD and com with GANNETT

 

 

 

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Oct
25
Sat
2014
Halloween Howl @ Tallahassee Museum
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Click here to purchase advanced tickets online.

For event updates, visit our Facebook page here.

To become a Halloween Howl Volunteer, click here.

Wicked fun abounds for the faint of heart and thrill-seekers alike at Tallahassee Museum’s 20th annual Halloween Howl, set for October 24th & 25th from 6-10 p.m. nightly! Prepare for a night filled with trick-or-treating, ghoulish games, both the haunted and not-so-spooky trails, carnival games, costume contest, prizes, and more!

Spooky sounds from a few local bands (TBA) will echo from the entertainment stage. The annual costume contest open to all ages offers eerie and cute sights and plentiful prizes, while the Trail Break Café features tasty treats for a delectable dinner or a welcome snack during the event.

Young, daring guests will get their adrenaline pumping on a spooky guided Tree to Tree Adventure, where chills and thrills are guaranteed to be waiting around every tree bend with this customized TREEMendous Adventure children’s course.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Tallahassee Democrat

Entertainment Sponsor: Tallahassee State Bank

Carnival Games Sponsor: Conquest Clinics

TD and com with GANNETT

 

 

 

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Oct
27
Mon
2014
Farm to Table Cooking on the Woodstove @ Tallahassee Museum 1880s Farm
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Fall Farm Day
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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:

Blacksmithing

Living history interpretation at the 1880s farm

Cooking Demonstrations in the 1880s farmhouse

Wood carving

Model train exhibit

Grinding sugar cane

Making syrup (syrup making will begin at 9:30am and should be ready by 2pm)

Nov
3
Mon
2014
Critter Class
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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.

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Nov
9
Sun
2014
Zoo Yoga
Nov 9 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
Zoo Yoga

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.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.

Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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