Historic Pensacola Village, the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, the Pensacola Historical Society and the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site are managed by West Florida Historic Preservation Incorporated, a non-profit institution and a direct support organization of the University of West Florida. The mission of WFHPI is to function as a public and educational institution for the enrichment and benefit of the community. We are a multifunctional organization, operating an archive, research, preservation, and museum facility. The preservation and exhibition of West Florida material culture is central to our operation. Our mission is completed by the successful presentation of our collections and resources through an accurate historical and humanistic context within our exhibits, house museums, and programming.
Historic Pensacola Village consists of twenty-seven properties in the Pensacola National Register Historic District. Eleven of these properties are interpreted facilities that are open to the public. The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, originally the 1908 City Hall building, is a virtual treasure trove of historic artifacts, Americana, and West Florida history. The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum houses three floors of permanent and traveling exhibits. The Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, located in Milton, Florida, is an antebellum industrial site offering visitors a historical experience as well as the opportunity to visit a unique wetland ecosystem. The Norman Simons Building houses the Pensacola Historical Society Resource Center.
Board of Directors
West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. is governed by an appointed Board of Directors.
Jerry Maygarden, President
Lucy Rentz, Vice President
Dr. Jane Dysart, Secretary
Dr. Elizabeth Benchley, Treasurer
Dr. Morris Marx
J. Collier Merrill
PENSACOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY RESOURCE CENTER
Research hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Due to staffing limitations and the advance preparation necessary to provide access to most of the museum's collections, we ask researchers to contact us to schedule an appointment. This allows us to determine what collections are needed, assure that they will be available, and explain any restrictions that may apply. For further information, please contact Jacki Wilson, Curator of Research and Collections, at 850-595-5840.