Fiber Time! a Knit Night
Fiber fun time! Calling all knitters, crocheters, hook rug artists, spinners, and portable loom weavers for a fun get-together evening of socializing and doing what we do best! Held on the last Wednesday of every month. Bring your own fiber and materials to work on as well as a yummy dessert to share. Wednesday, April 30 on the second floor of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, starting at 5:30 pm. Please contact Wendi Davis for further information, 850-595-5985, Ext. 111.
Guantanamo Public Memory Project National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit
The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum welcomes the Guantanamo Public Memory Project National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit from April 11 through June 21, 2014 in our third floor traveling exhibits gallery. The exhibition includes photographs, documents, oral histories, and artifacts and explores the history of the U.S. naval installation at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the base's meaning to local communities, and America's role in the world.
Shop Sunday 2014
The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum will be participating in Downtown Pensacola's Shop Sunday 2014. The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum will be open from 12:00 until 4:00 on these Sundays: May 4, June 8, July 6, and August 3.
Pop Up Museum, Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night
The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum is hosting a Pop Up Museum on Gallery Night, Friday, May 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The theme of the Pop Up Museum is Guantanamo Bay. Please bring a personal item that reflects the theme. Paper and pens will be available to create labels for the items. The purpose of the Pop Up Museum is to engage conversations between diverse participants. The Pop Up Musuem runs from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16. Refreshments will be available.
Historic Pensacola Village's Annual Open House
Historic Pensacola Village's Annual Open House is on Saturday, June 7 from 10 until 4. A free family fun day in Historic Pensacola. Guided tours of the Lavalle House, Dorr House, Old Christ Church, and the Lear-Rocheblave House will run every 30 minutes between 10 to 12 and 1 to 3. Self guided museums will be open for visitors to stroll. Living History docents will be interpreting Colonial Foodways in the Lavalle Kitchen House. Guests can try their hand at quoits or learn about several of our Victorian Leisure games. Kids activities include: candledipping, calling cards, a photo booth with props. Climmie the Clown will be visiting the Pensacola Children's Museum as well. The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum will host a human library in the Faces of Guantanamo exhibit on the 3rd floor. The Florida Public Archaeology Network will be open for free as well as the Pensacola Archaeological Society and the UWF Archaeology Network will be available to discuss the Colonial Archaeological Trail. Join us for our annual free day and see how we keep Pensacola history alive!
Historic Pensacola Village Living History Program
Learn early 19th century cooking techniques and trade-skills from costumed Living History interpreters every Friday and Saturday in Historic Pensacola Village. Cooking takes place in an authentically recreated detached kitchen house using actual 18th and 19th century recipes. Trades demonstrated include broom making, sewing, basket weaving, and wood working. Demonstration schedules vary and are subject to change. Both cooking and trade demonstrations are included with the Village admission. See our Local 15 Coastal Community Spotlight on our Lavalle Kitchen House.
April- May 2014 Living History Schedule:
- Tuesday: Daily Living; Colonial Herbs
- Wednesday: Victorian Leisure (April-May)
- Thursday: Colonial Crafts and Trades-Spinning (April-May)
- Friday: Colonial Crafts and Trades-Woodworking; Soldiering
- Saturday: Colonial Foodways-Cooking
Pensacola Historical Society Resource Center
The Pensacola Historical Society Archives is now on the first floor of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street while the Beacon Building is undergoing renovations into the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center.
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