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Riley Museum launches Blended Lives program

Riley House
Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 08:26:08-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Over 2,000 fourth graders from district-wide Leon County schools will be transported back in time during the Riley Museum's Blended Lives Cultural Exchange Program.

The program features 4-days of cultural enrichment through the narration of folklorists, storytellers and musicians that will bring 500 Years of Florida's history to life. The experience will begin Tuesday, January 29, and conclude on Friday, February 1. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. each day.

As a part of the activities, students will take a tour through Goodwood Museum & Gardens, visit the Riley Museum. Each year, there are different opening speakers and different themes highlighted, based on a curriculum developed by the Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture, Goodwood Museum and Gardens, and the Leon County School District.

The year, the program coincides with the statewide Viva Florida 500 historical commemoration, which celebrates the  500th year anniversary of the Sunshine State's birth.

For more information regarding the event and the organization, visit or contact Marion McGee at 850-339-2757