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Contact: Meredith Beatrice,

MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Detzner to Host Press Preview at Museum of Florida History

Tallahassee –

Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the Museum of Florida History are pleased to announce a press preview of the new temporary exhibit Sun, Sand, and Speed-–Florida Auto Racing.

DATE:               Thursday, January 21, 2016

TIME:               11 a.m. to noon

LOCATION:      Museum of Florida History, R. A. Gray Building

DESCRIPTION: The Museum of Florida History presents the special exhibit Sun, Sand, and Speed–Florida Auto Racing. The exhibit explores auto racing history from 1903 to the present, including early beach racing pioneers, NASCAR and stock car racing, Sebring and sports car endurance racing, IndyCar racing, and drag racing. Visitors can experience Florida’s racing culture in this thrilling exhibit featuring race cars, drivers’ memorabilia, racing images, videos, and a NASCAR arcade game.


Secretary of State Ken Detzner

Dr. Jeana Brunson, Executive Director, Museum of Florida History

Michelle Hearn, Senior Curator, Museum of Florida History

Bruce Graetz, Senior Curator, Museum of Florida History

Tim Moore, Executive Director of Business Development, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, Events Sponsor

Promotional materials will be available.





The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State's Office of External Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m.  Free parking is available in the garage next to the R. A. Gray Building.