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Florida Historic Capitol Foundation, Corporation

In 2009, the Florida Legislature created the Historic Capitol Foundation. Its mission is to provide monetary support, advocacy, and stewardship to promote the Florida Historic Capitol and its program of civic education. Additionally, the Foundation’s support will ensure the continued preservation of Florida’s historic capitol building, a structure listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its great significance to local, state, and national history. The Foundation was designated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in October 2010.

Goals of the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation

  • Support the fabrication and installation of new exhibits in the Historic Capitol Museum
  • Support the development of a virtual museum and educational programming that will increase the public’s awareness of Florida’s political history and its important legacy, enhance public awareness of governmental activities, and encourage civic involvement of all citizens
  • Create an endowment for the Historic Capitol Museum's exhibits and educational programming
  • Create an endowment for perpetual maintenance and preservation of the Historic Capitol

Board Members

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  • The Honorable Bill Gunter, Jr., Chair
  • Mr. David Mica, Immediate Past Chair
  • The Honorable Major Harding, Vice Chair
  • The Honorable Lisa Carlton, Secretary
  • Mr. John Clark, Treasurer
  • Mr. Ron Book
  • The Honorable Kurt Browning
  • Mr. Peter Harris
  • The Honorable Van Poole
  • The Honorable Dixie Newton Sansom
  • Mr. Mark Wilson
  • The Honorable Ronald Richmond, Chair
  • Debbie Brown, Secretary of the Senate
  • Mr. Bill Cotterell
  • Russell Hosford, Sergeant at Arms, the House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Curt Kiser
  • The Honorable Frank Messersmith
  • The Honorable Sandra Mortham
  • The Honorable Dale Patchett
  • Mr. John Phelps
  • Don Severance, Sergeant at Arms, the Senate
  • Mr. Earnest Sumner
  • The Honorable James Harold Thompson
  • The Honorable John Vogt
  • Bob Ward, Clerk of the House of Representatives

    To learn more about how you can support the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation, please contact Shana Baughman Carroll, Director of External Relations, at (850) 487-1902 or info@flhistoriccapitol.gov.


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    Museum Hours

    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)