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PRESS RELEASE: Secretary of State Cord Byrd Announces Annual Grove Day Celebration

Tallahassee, Fla. –

Secretary of State Cord Byrd announced today that The Grove Museum will be hosting its sixth annual Grove Day celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2023. 

“Grove Day celebrates the anniversary of the opening of The Grove Museum and is a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy live music and performances, food trucks, outdoor games and activities, guided tours, and share information about local cultural opportunities,” said Secretary Byrd. “I personally invite the entire community to participate in this year’s event, enjoy The Grove Museum’s grounds in bloom, and learn about the history of Tallahassee and the state of Florida.”  

Grove Day 2023

Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

Free and Open to the Public 

Main Entrance & Parking at 902 N. Monroe St. in Tallahassee, Florida

Phone 850-245-6100 



Grove Day 2023 Events Schedule: 
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM—Welcoming remarks
    • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM—Museum galleries open with guides stationed in the Call-Collins House to answer questions
  • 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM—Children’s musical performance by The Runaway


  • 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM—First guided tour of the Cognetta Map Exhibit
  • 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM—Children’s dance led by Irvin Gonzalez
  • 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM—Step performance by the Omega Lamplighters
    • 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM—Archaeology tour led by Brandon Ackermann, Senior Archaeologist with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research 
    • 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM—Second guided tour of the Cognetta Map Exhibit
  • All-Day—free refreshments, children’s crafts, hands-on art activities, and outdoor toys and lawn games, including bubbles, lawn checkers, bocce ball, croquet, and corn hole 


Grove Day 2023 Community Partner Schedule: 
  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM— Oh’ Lemonade and SWAT (Seafood Wings & Things) food trucks
  • 10:15 AM to 3:00 PM—Information and activities provided by community partners including the Council on Arts and Culture, the State Archives, Sustainable Tallahassee, WFSU, and other local museums such as the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and the John G. Riley Center and Museum
  • 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM—Free snow cones from Sneauxballs Food Truck, while supplies last


Follow @TheGroveMuseum on Facebook, or visit, for the latest updates and for additional information about the event.




About The Grove Museum 

The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical collections to engage the public in dialogue about civil rights and American history. Built by enslaved craftspeople, the ca. 1840 Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best-preserved antebellum residences in Florida. Home to several generations of the Call and Collins families, most recently LeRoy and Mary Call Collins, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The house and 10.5-acre grounds underwent an award-winning rehabilitation under the leadership of the Florida Department of State and opened to the public in 2017 as The Grove Museum. To learn more, visit