- Riley House
March 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Riley House was constructed circa 1890 on the fringe of an African American community called Smokey Hollow. Its owner, John Gilmore Riley, was born in 1857 on a plantation in what is now downtown Tallahassee. Mr. Riley rose to prominence as an educator and civic leader and in 1892 he became principal of the Lincoln Academy where he served until his retirement in 1926. The neighborhood of Smokey Hollow was home to many African American homes, businesses, and churches until the expansion of Apalachee Parkway encroached into the boundaries of the Smokey Hollow community. Today, the Riley house has been preserved as one of the only remaining homes of Smokey Hollow and the Riley House museum is dedicated to preserving African American history and culture in Florida¹s Capital city. Virtual Program on Zoom. Fee $5
Venue: Virtual Event
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