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Room 115 Visitor Services Audio Transcript

This is currently the Office of the Visitor Services staff who oversee the daily operation of the museum and also plan new exhibits. The public is welcome to come into the office, meet the staff and look at some of interesting artifacts from previous exhibits, such as building schematics, maps, photographs and artifacts. Special events, tour information, receptions and other information relating to the Historic Capitol can be obtained here. So feel free to drop in with any questions.

In 1902, this office was used by one of the Associate Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. One of the six Supreme Court Justices at that time was William Hocker, who served from 1903 to 1915. Although he originally studied law in his native state of Virginia, he started practicing law in Florida in 1874. He was elected to the Florida Legislature in 1876 and again in 1890. He then went on to serve as a Circuit Court Judge from 1898 to 1901.