The Tallahassee Junior Museum received its charter on July 24, 1957 and held its first annual meeting on October 29, 1957. The name changed to the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science on April 30, 1992.
"Visit Florida" operates under a contract with the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development as Florida's tourism marketing agency. "Visit Florida" is not a government agency, but rather a not-for-profit corporation created as a public/private partnership by the Florida Legislature in 1996.
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.