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Florida Historic Capitol Foundation

  • Tallahassee, FL
  • www.flhistoriccapitol.gov

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation is to provide monetary support, advocacy, and stewardship to promote the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and its program of civic education. Additionally, the Foundation's support will ensure the continued preservation of Florida's Historic Capitol building, a structure listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its great significance to local, state, and national history. The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connections between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.

Main Programs

  1. Support of Civic Education
  2. Support of Collections & Interpretation
  3. Support of Volunteer Program
  4. Support of Historic Preservation

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Service Areas

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International

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

NO PAID STAFF

Keywords

Self-reported

museum, history, education, florida historic capitol museum, old capitol

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Also Known As

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

EIN

27-2440684

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Wun)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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During FY 2013-14, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum continued to increase its broad impact on members of the community through development of high-quality exhibits and programming. The Museum's utilization has included, but is not limited to the following: 75,000 patrons from 71 different countries and all 50 U.S. states visited56 of Florida's 67 counties sent groups to participate in Museum educational programmingover 23,000 visitors participated in 606 different group educational programsnearly 40,000 walk-in visitors toured exhibits receiving assistance from volunteers and staffover 8,000 individuals attended museum receptions and/or special programsvarious organizations hosted 78 different events on the Florida Historic Capitol's steps and courtyard The Florida Historic Capitol Museum has experienced an overall increase in annual visitation of nearly 50%, since the Florida Legislature assumed management in (2006). Recent Accomplishments: Founding Member and General Membership Campaign KickoffSecured monetary and in-kind sponsorships to support exhibits and their associated programming, including Navigating New Worlds: Identity, Perception, and Politics in Florida, Anne Mergen: Florida Cartoons - Trace the Power of the Editorial Cartoon, Choosing to Participate, and 125 Years of Florida Public Health.Received grant funding from the Florida Humanities Council and IBM to support educational programmingReceived in-kind donation in excess of $10,000 from Sherwin-Williams as part of the ongoing preservation efforts of both the interior and exterior of the Historic CapitolAdopted community outreach and resource development plan and other important fundraising policies Goals: Secure public/private funding to assist with all museum programming and operationsSecure funding for educational programs and exhibitsRaise awareness about the Florida Historic Capitol MuseumFurther Donor/Member cultivation efforts

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Support of Civic Education

Enhance and develop educational programming that will increase public awareness of governmental activities and encourage civic involvement of all citizensCreate experiences within the Florida Historic Capitol Museum that give visitors a sense of ownership and participation in Florida's futurePartner with Florida's teachers and students to meet the requirements of the 2010 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Support of Collections & Interpretation

Fabricate and install new exhibits at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum that define the historic, enduring, and emerging concerns of the State's peopleHost educational programming and events that connect with the topics and themes of each exhibitArchive significant papers, photographs, and objects that preserve Florida's political history, with a particular emphasis on legislative historical records and materialsManage an important collection of oral histories of former legislative leaders, and continue to collect these one-of-a kind recordsMake historic materials and collections available to researchers

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Support of Volunteer Program

Provide opportunities for committed individuals who are passionate about civic education, Florida history, the political process, historic preservation, exhibits, and collections to get involved with the museum.Provide educational internship opportunities to Florida's youth and college students who are interested in pursuing a career in museums, historic preservation, marketing and communication, non-profit management, etc.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 4

Support of Historic Preservation

Provide ongoing preservation of Florida's Historic Capitol, a structure listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its great significance to local, state, and national history.Raise awareness about preservation effortsEducate the public about the efforts of citizens and civic leaders to save the Florida Historic Capitol from the threat of demoliton in the 1970s

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Funding Needs

Sustaining support from 5 individuals, organizations, or businesses to become Copper Founding Members by pledging $10,000 payable over 5 yearsSustaining support from 24 individuals, organizations, or businesses to become Founding Members by pledging $5,000 payable over 5 years (learn more: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/foundingmember.cfm)Increase General Members by 50 - membership opportunities range from $25 to $1,000 annually(learn more: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/join.cfm)Ongoing - Sponsors for civic education programsOngoing - Sponsors for exhibitionsOngoing - Sponsors for special events and speakersVolunteers to assist with all areas of museum operation (learn more: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/volunteer.cfm)

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Florida Historic Capitol Foundation

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Principal Officer

NO PAID STAFF

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Mica

Florida Petroleum Council

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2016

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