"A Night at the Red Bird Cafe"

Food, Music, & Learning

Secondary Schools Participation

March 13, 2014


This is the 2nd annual Blended Lives middle and high school event. The Blended Lives program has been in existence for 10+ years with our elementary schools and continues to grow annually thanks to the partnerships between John G. Riley House, and the Florida Historic Capitol. Last year we started something special by inviting high school students to participate in a new event called the "Night of the Arts". This year we are exited to included our middle school students in our "A Night at the Red Bird Cafe" theme event.


This week Goodwood Museum and Gardens, in partnership with the Taylor House and Leon County Schools, is hosting an evening event for secondary students. This Blended Lives event will include free tours of the facilities, music, food, and fun. All while learning about the rich and significant history of our community. The Goodwood House and Gardens will transform into the "Red Bird Cafe" (a famous club in Frenchtown that once saw the likes of Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley, and B.B. King). Students will tour the grounds from 6-7pm, and with Jazz in the air, eat, hangout, and most importantly learn.


Tonight's event "A Night at the Red Bird Cafe" is made possible thanks to the continuing partnership between The Taylor House Museum, Goodwood Museum, and Leon County Schools.

Blended Lives Secondary Schools Program

1. Arrival/Tours/Welcome

2. Taylor House Museum History

3. Goodwood Museum History

4. SAIL High School Blue Grass Ensemble Performance

5. Poetry by Rhoer Club: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Beta Delta Sigma Chapter

6. Raider Choral Musical Number

7. African American History Presentations

  • Charkues Crumtie: Larry Doby
  • Mirna Hanna, Carolyn Shi, Nia Harmon: Forty Acres and a Mule

8. Closing Musical Selection by Sail High School Blue Grass Ensemble Performance

Blended Lives 2014 and Social Media

You can find our event images at: http://instagram.com/blendedlives or follow #blendedlives14