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PHOTO RELEASE: The Grove Museum Opens in Tallahassee


Today, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, and the Florida Department of State, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the Grand Opening of The Grove Museum in Tallahassee.


PHOTO (Credit Sara Brockmann): On Saturday, March 11, the Florida Department of State held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the Grand Opening of The Grove Museum in Tallahassee.

(Pictured): Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner (front center right) and Johnathan Grandage, Executive Director of The Grove Museum (front center left), joined by members of the Call and Collins families, members of the Friends of Florida History (the Department’s citizen support organization), and former and current Department of State staff who were critical to the project.


The Grand Opening of The Grove is being held today, Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a free admission, community event. The opening celebrates nearly 200 years of rich Florida and American history beginning with former territorial Florida Governor Richard Keith Call through the legacy left by former Florida Governor and Mrs. LeRoy Collins. Additional information can be found online at




The Grove Museum

The Grove Museum features the c. 1840 Call-Collins House, set on ten wooded acres in the heart of Tallahassee, Florida. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, The Grove is one of the few historic sites of its kind in the nation to earn LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. From slavery to civil rights, and from private home to public museum, the story told at The Grove Museum speaks to critical moments that define the American experience. The mission of The Grove is to honor the legacy of the Call and Collins families by educating the public on the importance of public service, entrepreneurship and historic preservation. Visit for information on tour times and special events. You can also follow The Grove on Twitter (@TheGroveMuseum) and like the museum on Facebook (