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PHOTO RELEASE: March of Museums Kicks Off at Historic Capitol

Tallahassee –


Today, the Florida Department of State, Visit Tallahassee, and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum co-hosted an event to kick off an initiative called March of Museums.


PHOTO (Credit Florida Department of State): On Saturday, March 4, the Florida Department of State co-hosted a kickoff ceremony with Visit Tallahassee at the Florida Historic Capitol launching its new initiative, March of Museums. The kickoff event coincided with the 172nd anniversary of Florida’s statehood on March 3, 1845, and the 193rd anniversary of Tallahassee being named territorial capitol on March 4, 1824. 

(Pictured): Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner; and local historic reenactors from Springtime Tallahassee’s American Territorial Krewe.


March of Museums celebrates the variety and versatility of museums in our communities, and events will be offered throughout the month of March, including the Grand Opening of The Grove Museum on Saturday, March 11. March of Museums also commemorates Florida Heritage Month, which officially begins March 15 and continues through April 15. 

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of one (or all) of the opportunities to enjoy Tallahassee's many unique museums during March of Museums. For more information about March of Museums, please visit, or join the conversation on social media using #MarchofMuseums.