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Irreplaceable Heritage: Florida and the Preservation Act at 50
June 2 to November 27, 2016
Exhibit Opening Reception, June 2, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The 1966 National Historic Preservation Act was created as the result of a spirited national conversation about both our past and our future. Thousands of citizens from around the country felt compelled to save the places that were meaningful to them and helped to shape historic legislation that created standards, incentives, and regulations that preserved our communities. The buildings, landmarks, and other tangible pieces of history included on the National Register of Historic Places help maintain the character of a community and foster a sense of pride, keeping the places that convey our shared culture and heritage intact. Preservation also revitalizes neighborhoods, helps manage urban growth, and aids the economy by creating tourist destinations.

Join us for the first look at Irreplaceable Heritage our newest temporary exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, discover its impact in Florida, and explore the grassroots efforts of thousands of Floridians who saved the Historic Capitol. The exhibit opening will feature author and “domestic-archeo-anthropologist” Frank Vagnone, who will present on his groundbreaking book, the Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums. The Guide is a fresh look at the national discussion that questions the value of historic properties and what to do with “old” buildings. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; presentation to begin at 6:15 p.m. with book signing immediately to follow.

June 10, 2016
Book Signing/Lunch and Learn
Finding Dan McCarty

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato will discuss the life of Florida governor Dan McCarty. After serving in the Florida House of Representatives and then in World War II, McCarty was elected governor in 1952. Although he died seven months into his term, McCarty left an important legacy. Bring your own lunch or order your box lunch at 850-487-1902. Box lunches are $5 for Museum Members and $10 for non-Members.

June 16, 2016
Wine & Cheese Curator’s Tour

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
During this after-hours tour led by guests will enjoy three different stations of wine and cheese while discovering interesting architectural elements that one may not find at first glance. There will also be a special stop in our new temporary exhibit, Irreplaceable Heritage: Preservation at 50. Reservations are required and space is limited. $20 for Members and $ 25 for non-Members. Place your reservation by calling (850) 487-1902.

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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays
Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas Day

Free Admission
(donations appreciated)