Choosing to Participate
August 28, 2013- August 10, 2014
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum welcomes a new temporary exhibition to be on display August 27th, 2013 through August 10th, 2014. The exhibit, Choosing To Participate, highlights stories of community activists whose local impact has lead to larger national awareness about the importance of equality in civic communities.
Choosing To Participate was developed through the partnership of Facing History and Ourselves and the Smithsonian Institute Travel Exhibition Service. The exhibit features 11 posters that explore the impact civic engagement and illustrate the power individuals can have in enacting wider social change through four key points of individual action: Choose Dialogue, Choose Respect, Choose Engagement, and Choose to Participate.
The exhibit will also feature several other civic organizations in the State of Florida that focus on civic education and providing students with opportunities to be active participants in the civic communities of Florida.
3rd Thursday at the Museum of Florida History
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL
Live music begins at 5:00 p.m. and is provided by renowned Florida vocalist, Velma Frye, singing songs of Florida. Frye has played the piano since the age of ten, and her varied work includes live performances on public television, public radio, and even performing as the house band and soloist for a monthly public radio program. Author Jeff Klinkenberg will also be on hand to sign copies of his book, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida.
At 7:00 p.m., Klinkenberg presents a discussion about “The Real Florida.” Known for his engaging talks and animated storytelling, he explores Florida’s unique history and discusses what makes something truly Floridian. Klinkenberg is from St. Petersburg and is an award-winning columnist for the St. Petersburg Times.
3rd Thursday Programs offer an opportunity to visit the Museum of Florida History in the evening once a month. The program, music, and parking are free. In October, Gordo’s caters dinner for $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Museum of Florida History
850 245 6400