Fisher Florida Collection Opening in Tallahassee

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Created by Michael and Dr. Linda Fisher (one of Jacksonville's most beloved educators) The Fisher Collection is a significant collection of historical Florida maps, artifacts and documents. On Thursday January 17th, the Fisher Collection will be the subject of an opening reception for Navigating New Worlds: Identity, Perception, & Politics in Florida at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum The reception marks the Grand Opening of new exhibit featuring more than thirty maps and prints, spanning over 500 years, on loan from the private Fisher Collection.

Tallahassee, FL, December 26, 2012— Join us for the opening reception and be among the first to navigate Florida’s political transitions through this exclusive map and print collection! Meet Mr. Michael and Dr. Linda Fisher, the collectors, as well as Laura Lee Fisher Corbett, Curator of the Fisher Collection. At 6:00 p.m., Mr. Fisher will speak on their forty year collection journey, and then you may join him on a tour of the exhibit. Please enjoy hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments during this first navigation of Florida’s political past.

View more than thirty maps and prints, spanning over 500 years, on loan from the private Fisher collection. Explore how maps and perceptions of Florida have shaped its identity and politics for centuries. To learn more about this exclusive new exhibition, as part of the statewide Viva Florida 500 commemoration of Ponce de Leon’s landing in Florida and the following five hundred years of historical transitions, visit

Florida Historic Capitol Museum - The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present and future connection between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation. Since 1845, the Historic Capitol has been the central symbol of Florida state government. Restored to its 1902 appearance, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum stands as an icon at the center of Florida’s Capitol complex. Through restored areas, exhibit panels, photographs, and interactive multimedia, the Museum offers a journey through the colorful history of Florida’s government and invites visitors to trace its evolution from territorial days to the present.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
(850) 487-1902
400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

For additional information related to this and other programs, please visit our website.