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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. Wednesday, September 24 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.

September 2014 Living History Schedule:

  • Tuesday: Daily Living; Colonial Herbs; Colonial Beekeeping Program
  • Wednesday: Victorian Leisure
  • Thursday: Colonial Crafts and Daily Living
  • Friday: Colonial Crafts and Trades-Woodworking; 1812 American Military Program; Laundress Program; Daily Living
  • Saturday: Colonial Foodways-Cooking and Preservation

 

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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965

September 2 through October 20, 2014

See how Americans in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. The traveling exhibition Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb is on display at the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. The show features more than 75 original objects from the atomic era, plus large-scale graphics, radio broadcasts, and film. September 2 through October 20, 2014.

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965

Michael Scheibach, Ph.D Lecture

September 20, 2014

Dr. Michael Scheibach, Ph. D the co-curator of the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 exhibit will present a lecture on Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street. Dr. Scheibach is a writer, editor, and independent scholar, specializing in the history of the Atomic Age from 1945 through the 1960s. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. This program is in conjunction with the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 exhibit in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Preface with Dr. Patrick Moore

Thursday, September 25

Join us as we screen Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb on Thursday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street. UWF's Dr. Patrick Moore will introduce the film. This program is in conjunction with the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 traveling exhibit in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

Disaster Preparation with the Red Cross

Saturday, October 11

Doug Watson with the Red Cross will share how to prepare for disaster on Saturday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m. How did families prepare for atomic attack compare to modern day disaster preparation. Presentation coincides with the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

Death and Mourning in the Victorian Period

October 1-31

Learn how Victorian families practiced specialized customs and rituals in accordance with social etiquette after the loss of a loved one. 

The program will run Tuesday-Saturday at 2:00 p.m. interpreted by a costumed guide dressed in period and theme appropriate clothing. This program will run from October 01-October 31.  Please sign up in person at the Tivoli High House located at 205 East Zaragoza Street.  Tour limit is 25 people and visitors must sign up by 1:30 daily. This tour is included when you purchase a ticket for Historic Pensacola Village.

24th Annual Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours

October 17, 18, 24, 25, and November 1, 2014

Join us for our annual haunted tours through downtown Pensacola. Walking tours include: Adults Only Redlight Tour, Ghastly Ghosts of North Seville, Murder and Mayhem, and Tragedy and Terror of South Seville. Or try the Trolley of the Doomed. Tours last an hour and 15 minutes. Walking Tours depart at 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9. Trolley Tours depart at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30. Adult walking tour tickets are $10 and children 12/under are $5. Trolley adult tickets are $16 and children 12/under are $8. No tours go into any of the buildings as they are private residences or offices. Group tour discounts available. Tickets go on sale September 23, 2014. Tours go on rain or shine. No refunds.

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Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen

A Foo Foo Festival Event

November 6 - December 28, 2014

UWF Historic Trust is proud to bring Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen to our new Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center as part of Pensacola's newest festival, Foo Foo Fest. The exhibit will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen is a traveling exhibit by the Orange County Regional History Center. The Highwaymen began as a group of African American artists who, against all odds, managed to prosper selling their paintings in the segregated South of the 1950s and 1960s. Exhibit was made possible by an ACE mini grant. The exhibit will be on display November 6 through December 28 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, 119 East Government Street.

Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters

November 10, 2014 - February 5, 2015

Florida has provided the perfect backdrop for movie magic for many years. Come learn what movies from Sci Fi classics to modern favorites. Exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

Victorian Holiday Traditions

November 18 - December 20

Learn how the Victorians celebrated the Holidays and how they shaped many of our modern traditions from Holiday decor to Santa Claus.

The program will be at 2:00 starting November 18-December 20.  Visitors will get to see a Victorian home decorated for the Holidays!  Tours are limited to 25 people, please register by 1:30 in the Tivoli High House. Program is included in Historic Pensacola Village admission.

 

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