Speaker / Lecture

02/21/2013 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Governor Martin House
1001 DeSoto Park Drive
Tallahassee Florida, 32301
United States

In recognition of Black History Month the Tallahassee Historical Society is featuring Althemese Barnes as guest speaker at their February meeting.  The topic of her talk will be "Time Travel Through Black History in Tallahassee".


Mrs. Barnes is founder and Executive Director of the John G. Riley House and Museum in Tallahassee, a position she has held since 1996.  She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Science from Florida A & M University and has studied Museum Management at Florida State University.  She is the author of "Milestone Memories" and co-author of other books on the African American experience in Leon County, as well as the impetus behind numerous printed materials on African Americans in Leon County and Florida, receiving the 2012 APEX award for excellence in publication from the National Black Meetings and Tourism Publications.


She is a lady of many accomplishments, receiving numerous awards.  To name a few, she received the 2003 FAMU Heritage Award and the 2003 Mary Call Collins Florida State Volunteer of the Year Historic Preservation Award; in 2010 she was honored with the Tallahassee Democrat Volunteer of the Year for Arts and Education, and also the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award.


The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology, at the Governor Martin House, located at 1001 DeSoto Park Drive in Tallahassee.  The meeting is free and open to the public.


Claude Kenneson


Tallahassee Historical Society

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02/07/2013 13:07:35
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