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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. See everyone on Wednesday, May 27. Fiber time meets 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.

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.

May 2015 Living History Schedule:

  • Tuesday: Daily Living; Colonial Herbs; Colonial Gardening
  • Wednesday: Colonial Crafts and Trades: Candle Making
  • Thursday: Daily Living, Colonial Games/Leisure; Gardening
  • Friday: Colonial Crafts and Trades-Woodworking; Colonial Foodways-buttermaking
  • Saturday: Colonial Foodways-Cooking; Soldiering-1812; Colonial Laundress

Your Florida Archaeology Traveling Exhibit

March 12 - June 12

The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum is hosting the Florida Public Archaeology Network traveling exhibit, Your Florida Archaeology, in the traveling exhibits gallery from March 12 through June 12.

25th Annual Open House

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII

Saturday, June 6

The University of West Florida Historic Trust invites the community to Historic Pensacola's 25th Annual Open House on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In conjunction with Viva Florida's Victory Florida campaign, the free event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in swing dancing, dress up in a provided costume as Rosie the Riveter for their own "We Can Do It" photograph, write a message of thanks to our service men and women, past and present, on our “Wall of Thanksâ€� and search for clues in the "Passport to the Past" scavenger hunt. The winner of the scavenger hunt will receive a free, private birthday party. Guests will also learn about life in Pensacola during the war, Victory Gardens, the many roles women played in the war and how scrap metal materials were gathered and used to support the war effort. 
The Open House includes free admission to the Historic Pensacola Village, the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum, the Pensacola Children's Museum and Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power as well as guided tours of many of the Historic Pensacola Village properties. Climmie the Clown will be visiting the Pensacola Children's Museum and special programming is planned throughout the day at Voices of Pensacola, including the presentation “The S. S. San Pablo, A Brief History� by Stewart Hood at noon and a screening of “Pearl Harbor: One Last Goodbye� at 1 p.m. In addition, guests can explore museum quality and participate in directed learning activities that focus on Florida's water resources and ecosystem in WaterVenture Florida's Learning Lab, a 53-foot semi-trailer that has been customized as a state-of-the-art traveling science center.
Additional organizations participating in the Open House include Northwest Florida USO, American Red Cross, UWF Alumni Relations, the UWF Archaeology Institute, the Pensacola Archaeological Society and Next Exit History.
The Historic Pensacola complex is located between Plaza Ferdinand and Seville Square from Church Street, south to Bayfront Parkway. For further information, please contact Jeff Nall, UWF Historic Trust chief community officer, at 850.595.5985 ext. 110 or jnall@uwf.edu.


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