The Grove Museum
902 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303 - United States
The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical collections, in order to engage the public in dialogue about civil rights and American history.
Built by enslaved craftspeople, the ca. 1840 Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best preserved antebellum residences in Florida. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The house and 10.5-acre grounds underwent an award-winning rehabilitation under the leadership of the Florida Department of State starting in 2010 and opened to the public in 2017 as The Grove Museum.
In honor of this year’s Museum Day theme, Women Making History, there will be a Women’s History Tour held at The Grove Museum from 2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m. The tour will cover the different periods of the home by discussing the women who lived and worked onsite and the status of women’s rights in their respective periods. It will focus particularly on the significance of former site residents Ellen Call Long, Reinette Long Hunt, and Mary Call Collins in the context of major themes in local, state, and national history. Just present your Museum Day ticket to gain free entry to this special program.
The exhibits in The Grove Museum focus on each of the four owners of the homes and the different time periods they represent. Interactive displays allow guests to engage with the historical context of the home and the surrounding environment.
Regular guided tours of the Call-Collins House will be at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome.
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