Visit the exhibit to see actual artifacts of early inventions that have evolved over time.
An intergenerational exhibit exploring the history and cultural traditions of everyday life – “then and now.” Inspired by senior citizens from the community visiting students at the John G. Riley Elementary School, the seniors shared with the students the challenging aspects of their lives while growing up in Tallahassee during the early to mid-1900s – lives lived without many of the technological advances young kids enjoy today.
The “Legacy and Learning” exhibit, showcasing the artwork of Eluster Richardson, presents “then and now” portraits of past home appliances, electronics, and other products posed with their present-day counterparts. Corresponding placards with quotes from featured seniors, tell the story of the difficulties of accomplishing daily tasks associated with the products, all infused with messages promoting the spirit of the invention, the importance of science and education, and the benefits of hard work and resilience.
Museum Tours and Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm