By: Bailey Myers
September 26, 2013
Tallahassee FL-A senior center group in Tallahassee is showing that learning doesn't just stop in school. It's what the group calls a 'life-long learning extravaganza.'
Seniors stopped by the 'John Riley Center and Museum today to learn how Tallahassee locals shaped history. Historical photographs... paintings, and furniture were on display for those to learn about what Tallahassee was like in the late 1800's and early 1900s. New artists were featured in the exhibit as well, in hopes their pieces will become part of history.
The Curator for the Riley Center and Museum , Eluster Richardson said, "Im a home grown artists myself and I just want to leave a legacy-- a historical legacy here in Tallahassee to show that I was apart of something positive here in Tallahassee."
Aside from the art work, Seniors got to learn how Riley began teaching at one of three freed-men schools during the Reconstruction era.
He was also known for being the Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of Florida.