History Finds New Home at TCC

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

More than a century's worth of history has found its way to Tallahassee Community College.

Inside hundreds of folders are years of photographs and articles dating as far back as the 1820s.

"We have histories of communities, we have cemetery history, we have history of some of the early businesses like Afro-American Life Insurance Company," says Althemese Barnes, the founding director of Tallahassee's Riley House Museum.

Tuesday, the museum opened a satellite location at TCC's main library. Housed are hundreds of photos and articles detailing the history of America.

Museum curators believe the new center will provide a great resource for teachers and researchers.

"There are a lot of treasures here, and if you would come and look at the collection you would find that there is something for everyone here," says Cherry Alexander, TCC's Director of Library Services.

The campus museum will be opened Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also housed at the new museum are the papers of FAMU Journalism School founder Thelma Thurston Gorham.

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