Calendar of Events

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Grandma Jenkins has traveled all the way from England to read you engaging stories that your kids will love.  Join us on Friday for this free public reading program. Don’t forget to stick around for cookies after the story. After all, she is a grandma and grandmas love cookies! For more information, contact educator Jim McMillen at 850-595-5985 x112 or email jmcmillen@uwf.edu.

Exploring the Letterpress

Tuesday, November 20

12:30 p.m. 

Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza Street

Join local business owner Caitlyn Cooney of Charlotte Mason Printing Company on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Museum of Commerce. Caitlyn will explain and demonstrate the art of letterpress printing, using a “clamshell” press from the late 1920s. This program educates the public through demonstrations, highlighting the valuable and unique historic art of the letterpress in our mostly digital age. 

Tuesday Bluesday with author Angel Stull-James

Tuesday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Join us on Tuesday, November 20 for Tuesday Bluesday with author Angel Stull-James. She will read her new book Tuesday Bluesday. For more information, contact educator Jim McMillen at 850-595-5985 x112 or email jmcmillen@uwf.edu.

Pottery Demonstration

Wednesday, November 21

10:00-1:00 p.m. 

Historic Pensacola Village

Local potter Mercedes Rodgers of Full Circle Gallery demonstrates pottery on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 until 1:00 in Historic Pensacola Village. 

Fun with the Arts

Holiday Cards

Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Come catch the spirit with our Fun with the Arts program! Come and make a holiday card. Give your little artist a boost and enjoy this free public program only at the Pensacola Children's Museum.

Museum Store Sunday: 25 on the 25th

Sunday, November 25 from Noon until 4:00 p.m.

T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Pensacola Children's Museum, and the Pensacola Museum of Art

The museum stores of the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, the Pensacola Children's Museum, and the Pensacola Museum of Art are participating in the Museum Store Association's Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, November 25. More than 700 museum stores worldwide will offer special promotions throughout the day. This year's theme is "25 on the 25th." Our museum stores will be offering 25% off all merchandise on Museum Store Sunday. Proceeds from museum store purchases help support the missions and programming of our museums. 

For more information, contact our visitor experience manager Wendi Davis at 850-595-5985 or wdavis4@uwf.edu

#GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 27

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. It connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. #GivingTuesday has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Help us keep Pensacola history alive with your gift on #GivingTuesday! Support our mission and programs. Give the gift of time and volunteer. Give the gift of support and donate.

Exploring the Letterpress

Tuesday, December 4

12:30 p.m. 

Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza Street

Join local business owner Caitlyn Cooney of Charlotte Mason Printing Company on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Museum of Commerce. Caitlyn will explain and demonstrate the art of letterpress printing, using a “clamshell” press from the late 1920s. This program educates the public through demonstrations, highlighting the valuable and unique historic art of the letterpress in our mostly digital age. 

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

The Three Bears

Friday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Grandma Jenkins has traveled all the way from England to read you engaging stories that your kids will love.  Join us on Friday for this free public reading program. Don’t forget to stick around for cookies after the story. After all, she is a grandma and grandmas love cookies! For more information, contact educator Jim McMillen at 850-595-5985 x112 or email jmcmillen@uwf.edu.

Hall of Celebrities

The Grinch and Frosty the Snowman

Saturday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

It is show time. Time for you to join us on Saturday, December 8 for our music, singing and dancing program: the Hall of Celebrities. Meet our famous celebrities in this free public program only at the Pensacola Children's Museum.

Holiday Lantern Tours

December 12, 13, and 14

Tivoli High House, 205 E. Zaragoza St. 

Join us for our Holiday Lantern Tours on the evenings of December 12, 13, and 14. The lantern tours, lead by living history interpreters dressed in Victorian finery, will include the Lavalle House, the Dorr House, and the Lear, Rocheblave House. Each house will be decorated for the holidays and participants will learn about holiday traditions of the past. 

Tours will leave from the Tivioli High House at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12. Participation is limited to 25 people per tour. Space permitting, tickets may be purchased the night of the tour. Tours last an hour and are held rain-or-shine, with no refunds. 

To purchase tickets

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

Santa is Coming to Florida

Friday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Grandma Jenkins has traveled all the way from England to read you engaging stories that your kids will love.  Join us on Friday for this free public reading program. Don’t forget to stick around for cookies after the story. After all, she is a grandma and grandmas love cookies! For more information, contact educator Jim McMillen at 850-595-5985 x112 or email jmcmillen@uwf.edu.

A Village Carol, an evening of Dickens' Christmas

December 15 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Historic Pensacola Village 

Join us for an evening of Dickens' holiday celebrations in Historic Pensacola Village. There will be open hearth cooking, Victorian card decorating, timeline of holiday celebrations, a reading of the Charles Dickens' classic  A Christmas Carol, and refreshments from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults and $10/children 12 and under.

Purchase tickets. For more information, contact Wendi Davis at 850-595-5985 ext. 111 or wdavis4@uwf.edu.

Exploring the Letterpress

Tuesday, December 18

12:30 p.m. 

Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza Street

Join local business owner Caitlyn Cooney of Charlotte Mason Printing Company on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Museum of Commerce. Caitlyn will explain and demonstrate the art of letterpress printing, using a “clamshell” press from the late 1920s. This program educates the public through demonstrations, highlighting the valuable and unique historic art of the letterpress in our mostly digital age. 

Community Carol Sing

Tuesday, December 18

6:00 p.m.

outside of Old Christ Church, 405 S. Adams St.

Tradition, community, and song are deeply rooted in the joy of Christmastime. Bring your friends, your family, and your voices, and raise a joyful noise with the Perdido Brass at the Community Carol Sing on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. outside of Old Christ Church. An hour-long sing-along of your favorite Christmas carols will be complimented by well-known holiday stories and poems at this all-ages event. The evening will be led by David Leahey, Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

Pottery Demonstration

Wednesday, December 19

10:00-1:00 p.m. 

Historic Pensacola Village

Local potter Mercedes Rodgers of Full Circle Gallery demonstrates pottery on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 until 1:00 in Historic Pensacola Village.