Friday, May 11 Walking Sessions

Walking sessions exploring professional practice in action by visiting cultural heritage institutions in and around Tallahassee. Conference goers are offered four sessions on Friday, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Space is limited for each session, so please sign up in advance at the Sign-Up Google Doc. Feel free to add your name to sessions at or over capacity; all additional names will be added to a waiting list, and the Annual Meeting Committee will consider adding sessions for popular locations. If you have questions or concerns about these sessions, please email

These sessions are for conference registrants only. Registrants are also responsible for their own transportation to and from these locations.

To register, please visit this Google Doc and add your name to the list for the tours you are interested in. Each tour has its own tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet. When a tour reaches capacity, a waiting list will be started. If you have any questions, please contact

10:00 am - noon: Grove Museum
902 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32303
10 minute walk from Hotel Duval

The Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best-preserved examples of antebellum Greek Revival architecture in Florida. The house and grounds underwent an extensive private residence to public museum conversion under the leadership of the Florida Department of State and the site is now open to the public as The Grove Museum. Grove staff will lead a tour of the Call-Collins House and field questions about professional practice at the Grove Museum.

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10:00 am - noon: Bureau of Archaeological Research Collections and Conservation Laboratory and Mission San Luis
2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
10 min drive from Hotel Duval

The Collections and Conservation Laboratory section of the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR) is responsible for the preservation and curation of well over half a million artifacts which have been recovered from state-owned or state-managed lands. BAR staff will lead the session in exploring their holdings and facilities at the Laboratory.

This session also includes a self-guided tour of the grounds of Mission San Luis, the only reconstructed Spanish mission in Florida. As a living history museum it is devoted to sharing the stories of its former Apalachee and Spanish residents. Knowledge of life at San Luis over three centuries ago comes from intensive archaeological and historical research—the site is the most thoroughly investigated mission in the southeastern United States.

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1:30-3:00 pm: State Archives, State Library, and Bureau of Archaeological Research Lab
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
20 minute walk/3 minute drive from Hotel Duval

Parking: Lot E, a parking garage adjacent to the Museum or Metered Spaces on Martin Luther King Blvd.

This session will introduce participants to three neighboring units of the Florida Department of State that collect, preserve, and provide access to information and artifacts relevant to the study of Florida history.

1:30-2:30 pm: Riley Center & Museum
419 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
15 minute walk/4 minute drive from Hotel Duval

The John G. Riley House is a 126-year old structure that celebrates one of Tallahassee’s most influential men. As principal of the first public high school for blacks, Secretary of the Florida NAACP, member of the Negro Business League, and Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons, Riley made an impact on the Tallahassee community. This visit to the historic Riley house offers the chance to experience the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in the south during the Reconstruction era.

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