A Night of Discovery

Florida Historic Capitol Museum will be opening its doors for one night only today at 5:30 p.m. for the Architectural Wine and Cheese Curator’s Tour.

During this semi-private tour, guests will enjoy three different stations of wine and cheese while discovering architectural facts about the museum.

The tour will be hosted by Howard Rich of Specialty Woodworking, who is responsible for the former capitol building being restored to its former 1902 glory.

In 1978, the project was founded after a statewide campaign to preserve the building.

The restoration of The Old Capitol was conducted under the supervision of the Department of General Services with the Department of State.

Florida’s former capitol is one of the most thoroughly documented restoration projects in the nation.

Guests will get a chance to asks questions about the 1902 restoration project.

Elizabeth Johnson, public relations assistant for the museum, knows just how one can learn more about Florida through this building.

She believes people should come out to enjoy and learn about some architectural tidbits that one may not find at first glance.

“People should come out to hear Howard because he can tell you what you might not see in the history books,” Johnson said.

The museum is inviting the community and members of the museum’s sponsorship team to come out and enjoy the fun festivities that will be held throughout the building.

Reservations are required due to limited space. It cost $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members to reserve their spot. Guests can place their reservation by calling 850-487-1902.

For more information about this event and more happening at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum click the link http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/index.cfm.