Lecture Series

The Tallahassee Museum invites you to explore our Adult Lecture Series highlighting educators and experiences in various fields from our region. Each lecture has been curated with you in mind. Previously recorded lectures will be uploaded to this section of our website for you to view! To register for future lectures or programs, visit our Events Calendar here.

April 18, 2024 Breaking the Mold Panel DiscussionWatch Now!

Embark on a journey with five seasoned museum professionals in this illuminating panel discussion discussing how museums have evolved over the past several decades. Hear their unique perspectives on navigating the evolving landscape of museums as they candidly share experiences, current challenges, and thought-provoking insights into the future of these cultural institutions.

Panel Moderator: Malinda Horton, Executive Director, Florida Association of Museums.  Panelists: Grace B. Robinson, Executive Director, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum; Tiffany Baker, Museum Director, Florida Historic Capitol Museum; Alan Hanstein, Executive Director, Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee; and Russell Daws, President/CEO, Tallahassee Museum. Presented in conjunction with the Florida Association of Museums and Visit Tallahassee.

May 2, 2024 “Tides of People in North Florida” by Dr. Elwood Carlson Watch Now!

Embark on a historical journey guided by Dr. Elwood Carlson, the Charles Nam Professor Emeritus at FSU and a distinguished social demographer and researcher in migration. In this enlightening talk, delve into the narratives that define the individuals who shaped our region. Discover their origins, destinations, and the profound impact they left on our local history. Join us as we unveil the untold stories of the movement of people, connecting the dots to better understand the rich tapestry of our community’s past.

Free for members/admission for nonmembers. Must preregister online. Lecture is at the Tallahassee Museum at 5pm.

May 23, 2024 “Thank the Ocean for Every Other Breath You Take” by Dr. Bill Landing Register Today

Dr. Bill Landing will be discussing the ocean as a garden, what grows where and why, explaining that the oxygen in every other breath you take comes from photosynthesis in the ocean and how the oceans play a huge role in the Earths carbon dioxide cycle.

Bill grew up in Burbank, CA and earned BS (1975) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz, where he was a founding member of the Nuclear

Whales Saxophone Orchestra. He earned an MS degree (1978) in chemical oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle. After finishing his Ph.D. in 1983, Bill spent a year living in Gothenburg, Sweden where he studied the chemistry of Swedish and Norwegian fjords, while also learning to speak a little Swedish. Bill then joined the faculty in the Department of Oceanography at FSU in 1985 and retired in 2020 from the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, formed in 2010 via merger of the departments of Oceanography, Geological Sciences, and Meteorology. Bill taught a variety of courses at FSU, including Global Climate Change: its Scientific and Human Dimensions.

Free for members/admission for nonmembers. Must preregister online. Lecture is at the Tallahassee Museum at 5pm.