Winter Solstice Celebration: Native American Festival
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - December 17, 2017, 4:00pm
Saturday, December 16 (10 am - 8 pm)
-- Admission purchases up til 6 pm on Saturday
Sunday December 17 (10 am - 4 pm)
Admission fee per day:
Adults - $5; Seniors (65+) - $3; Children (6 -17) - $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military - FREE!
Join us at Tallahassee's only National Historic Landmark / Florida's Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, music, crafts, cultural demonstrations, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, celestial viewing with scopes, drum circles, archery, and more! Fun for all ages!
For more information and a schedule of events, visit: missionsanluis.org/solstice2017/
BRING CHAIRS / BLANKETS for seating + FLASHLIGHTS for after dark and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!
• Headliner-NAMMY Winner Joy Harjo
• Painted Raven
• Deer Clan Singers
• Rita Youngman
• Robin Tillery
• The Warriors of AniKituhwa – Historic Cherokee War & Social Dances
• Mississippi Band of Choctaw – Choctaw Social Dances & Cultural Demos
Craft Vendors (10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday)
• ARTE MEXICO LLC
• Cedar Ways (Robin Tillery, flutes)
• Creekfire - Muskogee Native American Art and Crafts
• Dan Townsend Shell Carver (www.chevronbeads.com/townsend.html)
• Handwoven by Design (Alice Noyes, pine needle and oak baskets, etc., www.handwovenbydesign.com)
• LoKo Flutes (Loren Kohler)
• George Tortorelli/ Medicine Wind Music
• Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (Jewelry Made by Tribal Members)
• Native Spirit Jewelry (Lorinne Myatt, gemstone, pearl, silver jewelry)
• RedHanded Trade (Pamela Bennett, Mississippian Mound Builder designs on gourds, tee shirts, etc.)
• Two Feathers Trading Post (Seminole Patchworks and Creek and Seminole Regalia)
• Wild Sage Jewelry (wildsagejewelry.com)
• Storytelling in the Apalachee Council House -- a spectacular reconstruction of the largest historic period native building found by archaeologist in the Southeast. Apalachee Tribe members will also be in the Council House!
• Stickball Demonstrations
• Daytime Sky Viewing and Nighttime Stargazing -- with powerful scopes!
• Crafts for Kids (10-4 both days)
• Archery & Atlatl (10-4 both days)
• Drum Circles (2-3 both days)
• El Criollo Grill
• Sonny's BBQ
• Sweet Journey Desserts
Plus... living history throughout the historic site with demonstrations in period cooking, blacksmithing, and navigation. Our archaeologist will also have the archeology lab open to show off site artifacts not on view in the gallery!
For more information and a SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, visit: missionsanluis.org/solstice2017#home
(Some activities may be moved to the Visitor Center in the event of inclement weather.)
See pix of previous year's events at www.flickr.com/photos/37224609@N05/sets/72157662221477425
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Grant funding is provided by Leon County Division of Tourism Development/Visit Tallahassee. Kraft Nissan and the Tallahassee Democrat/Tallahassee.com are providing media sponsorships. Support is also provided by the Friends of Florida History, Inc.
The top left portion of the Solstice graphic above is based on a photo provided by The Warriors of AniKituhwa, cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
RAZOR Lecture Series - Stem Cell Therapy: Hope or Hype?
December 19, 2017, 7:00pm - December 19, 2017, 8:00pm
The Challenger Learning Center RAZOR Lecture Series is designed to provide an intellectual, engaging experience for the local community. Lectures are presented by scholars, researchers and experts in various science fields. In line with the Challenger Learning Center’s mission to foster long-term interest in STEM fields, the series will provide an illuminating look at cutting edge research.
Join Us Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00pm for an evening with Cathy W. Leveson, PhD, discussing "Stem Cell Therapy: Hope or Hype? "
Stem cells have been hailed as the ultimate treatment for a wide variety of diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But what is the current state of the science? Is the promise real? Is it hype? This presentation will feature the different types of stem cells and trials currently underway. Examine newly published data and explore the possible use of adult stem cells to treat traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Leveson is a Professor of the Neuorscience Program at the Florida State University College of Medicine.
More information regarding the RAZOR Lecture Series can be found here: www.challengertlh.com/razor-lecture-series/
Free admission; recommended donation of $5 per seat
Call (850) 645-7777 or visit the box office to reserve seats
First-come, first-serve; limited seats available
17th Century Carolina, Florida, and Native Peoples
November 30, 2017, 6:00pm - November 30, 2017, 8:00pm
Join us at Mission San Luis for another free reception and lecture in our Cultural Thursdays series! Meet renowned historian and author, Dr. Daniel Richter at the wine & cheese reception at 6 pm. His presentation, entitled “Carolina, Florida, and Native Peoples: A Multipolar 17th-Century Struggle for Power,” begins at 6:30 pm.
When the English crown created the new colony of Carolina in 1663 it was establishing a beachhead in territories its Spanish rivals had long claimed as part of Florida. But the Europeans’ rivalry was just one of many in a region where multiple Native American forces also contended for power. Join Professor Daniel Richter as he outlines the multi-sided contests that shaped the early history of southeastern North America.
Daniel K. Richter’s research and teaching focus is on colonial North America and Native American history before 1800. He is the Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Richter’s award-winning books on history include "Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts," which was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2011; and "Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America," which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in History. His most recent book is "Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America." He currently holds a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Distinguished Fellow in Early American History at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, where he is writing a book tentatively titled "The Lords Proprietors: Land and Power in Seventeenth-Century America," (Harvard University Press).
December 1, 2017, 8:00am - December 1, 2017, 9:00am
Are you a new Access Tallahassee member and interested in learning more about the program? Did you just get your renewal notice and have questions regarding your membership? Haven't joined yet, and want an overview of all the Access Tallahassee membership deliverables?
Join us to meet staff, Access Council Members, and to learn how Access can help you to network with other young professionals, advance your career, and develop your leadership capabilities all while having a great time.
This event is free and coffee is provided.
Presented & Hosted by: City Church Tallahassee
Start your Black Friday shopping at the Tallahassee Museum! Enjoy the FREE GIFT of a white squirrel plush with a purchase of $25 or more at the Tallahassee Museum's gift shop, THIS FRIDAY ONLY. The Museum store opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. so make sure to stop by and make the Tallahassee Museum part of your Thanksgiving shopping tradition!
Limit 1 gift per customer. Limited amount of squirrels. Other gifts of equal value will be offered if squirrels run out. Offer only valid 11/24/17.