New Museum Opens in Frenchtown

Frenchtown residents welcomed a new historic landmark today, the Taylor House Museum

The Taylors who lived at the home, built in 1894, were well-known members of the black community. The museum is broken up into three rooms: the Taylor room, the Civil Rights room and the Frenchtown room. Each room helps remember an important piece of black history.

"It says that it's very important that we don't lose that history and we recognize it and we did that here today with the grand opening of this museum," says Delaitry Hollinger curator.

The home was set to be demolished in 1995, but Aquilina Howell, granddaughter of the Taylors helped save the home. The museum is open from one to five p .m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

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  • by PROUD BLACK MAN Location: Tallhassee on Oct 31, 2011 at 09:33 PM
    Please all the Negative talkers and doers please put the shut to the up and stop putting others down at least we trying to do something positive and productive than waisting time tlking trash about how something can bring out a good affect on others. Dumb Florida Morons.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    This is a joke, right? What a money pit! The museum will not be respected and will be in disrepair in a few years.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Oct 31, 2011 at 07:06 AM
    Feel free to be set upon for your stuff. Don't take anything of value with you. This includes your life.
  • by Hill Billy on Oct 30, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    Does it have one of those cars with the big spinning wheels and booming bass?
  • by Robert Location: New Smyrna Beach on Oct 30, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    A wonderful idea and like the Knott and Riley Houses, draws attention to the broad contributions made by families - to our Capital Community. God bless Ms. Howell and her entire family. RB
  • by dog Location: gone on Oct 30, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    They could show the Decline in the area due to Drugs, and Entitlement programs, Have a section showing what it was like to WORK for a living Back in the old days when people took pride in WORKING not Govt. WELFARE Programs.
  • by Awesome Location: Tallahassee on Oct 30, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    It's about time that Frenchtown had a publicly maintained front stoop for residents to hang out on. The gas station, barber shop, and car detailer simply weren't adequate for the neighborhood's loitering needs.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 at 08:11 AM
    The museum should be broken up into 3 rooms, one for drugs, two for prostitution and three for violent shootings!
  • by What a waste on Oct 30, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    Nobody in Frenchtown will visit it, they will force school kids to go there on field trips. More taxpayer dollars wasted.
  • by Def Jam on Oct 29, 2011 at 08:24 PM
    More uppity blacks showing off. These people need to learn their place and stop showing off.
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