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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 seventh annual Grove Day celebration on Saturday, March 9, 2024. 


“Grove Day is a great opportunity to discover more about the Call-Collins House, its contributions to the history of our state and nation, and how the site fits into a broader historical context,” said Secretary of State Cord Byrd.  “This year, the annual event coincides with Tallahassee’s Bicentennial commemoration and provides an opportunity for families to gather with other members of the community to enjoy live music, food, and outdoor activities and learn about the site through guided tours which explore the shared history of Florida’s capital city.”


Grove Day 2024

Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Free and Open to the Public 

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

Phone: 850-245-6100 



Grove Day 2024 Program and Performance Schedule: 

  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM—Museum galleries open with guides stationed in the Call-Collins House to provide information and answer questions
  • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM—Information and activities provided by community

Partners, including 1000 Friends of Florida, Au Pair in America, Florida Public Archaeology Network, LeMoyne Art Gallery, Mission San Luis, Museum of Florida History, and the John G. Riley Center and  


  • 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM—Jazz performance by the Jazz Bishops
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM—Guided tour of Early Maps of Florida and Tallahassee’s Bicentennial temporary exhibit
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM—Children’s musical program led by the Runaway Biscuits
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM—guided Florida Archaeology Month Nature & History Walk
  • 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 2024 Food Vendor Schedule: 

  • Food Trucks offering food and beverages for purchase:
    • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM—Street Chefs and SWAT (Seafood Wings &Things)
    • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMThe Chocolate Dandies selling fresh-baked goods
  • 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM—Free snow cones from Sneauxball’s food truck, while supplies last

Follow @TheGroveMuseum on Facebook and Instagram, 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