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Taylor House Blended Lives Program takes more than 200 Leon County middle school students back to the 1800s


March 12, 2014


TALLAHASSEE, FLA - History jumped off the pages of a textbook and into real life on March 12, 2014, when over 200 Leon County middle schools had an opportunity to visit the Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown to see how many people lived in the community in the 1800s.


Many students were surprised to see that famous faces like Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, James Brown and more had visited Tallahassee when business in Frenchtown was booming.


The Taylor House's first annual Blended Lives visits are part of a museum partnership with Leon County Schools and Goodwood Museum and Gardens. To watch a video of the day exciting activities, visit:






Taylor House will unveil Florida Heritage State Historical Marker on December 6


November 14, 2013


TALLAHASSEE, FLA - The Tallahassee Urban League requests the honor of your presence at the unveiling ceremony of the Florida Heritage State Historical Marker for the Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown on Friday, December 6 at 11 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!






Taylor House partners with Knott House to kick-off annual Emancipation Day Celebration


May 15, 2013


TALLAHASSEE, FLA - The Taylor House is proud to partner with the Knott House and other local museums/arts and cultural institutions to celebrate the 148th annual city-wide commemoration of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. In addition to the Taylor and Knott House's, other participating entities include the Tallahassee Museum, Riley House Museum, Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and the Florida A&M University Black Archives at Union Bank Museum.


Several events will take place over a two week span. On Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. the Taylor House Museum-Tallahassee Urban League, Inc., presents "2013 Legends and Legacies of Distinction of Historic Frenchtown," a program honoring the people and institutions that have made significant contributions to Frenchtown, especially in the areas of business, civil rights, religion, education, and civic matters. This date also marks the 148th birthday commemoration of Taylor family matriarch, Lucretia McPherson Taylor.


For a detailed schedule of events, please visit:






Leon County School Board unveils portrait in honor of Lewis Washington Taylor/Aquilina Howell honored with book signing


December 7, 2012


TALLAHASSEE, FLA - Lewis Washington Taylor (1865-1931) was a pioneering late 19th/early 20th century Leon County educator. Taylor built the Taylor House for his ever expanding family in 1894. He was the Grandfather of Aquilina Howell, who helped shape local schools and on Friday, December 7, 2012, a portrait was unveiled in his honor by the Leon County School Board, which will hang permanently in the Aquilina C. Howell Instructional Services Center. A book signing for Howell was held later that day. Both events were attended by more than 50 community leaders, elected officials, educators, family members, and friends.


To commemorate what would have been Taylor's 147th Birthday, Mayor John Marks has proclaimed December 7 to be Lewis Washington Taylor Day.