Portraits of Florida's governors back home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The valuable portraits of Florida's former governors, including Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist hanging side by side, are back home where they belong in the State Capitol.

State museum employees carefully replaced the portraits of ten past governors in the hallway outside Gov. Rick Scott's office on Thursday.

The paintings were removed last month as a result of the Dream Defenders' sit-in at the Capitol because so many protesters packed the hallway.

The portraits were stored at the Museum of Florida History over the past month.

On Thursday, workers precisely measured the distance between the paintings, right down to the inch, to make sure they were spaced perfectly.

The hallway on the first floor of the Capitol features the portraits of all Florida governors dating back to Claude Kirk, who served from 1967 - 1971.

Other paintings of governors, dating back to the 1890's, are displayed in the Old Capitol.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment