Calendar of Events

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

Little Red Riding Hood

Friday, March 6, 2020 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.

Spring Break Madness: March 17-20:

Dinosaur Discovery

Due to choking hazard, minimum age is 6 years old

Tuesday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Ever wonder what the Earth was like millions of years ago and what creatures walked or lived wher you live right now? Well wonder no more as you join the Pensacola Children's Museum for its new Dinosaur Discovery Program. Come learn about what the world looked like, some of the cool dinosaurs that lived in it, and how some of the big creatures that live today compare to their ancestors. Then learn what a Paleontologist is and how to become one, and assume the role of a "Junior Paleontologist" as you carefully excavate your very own dinosaur. 

Spring Break Madness: March 17-20

Family Game Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Join the Pensacola Children's Museum for Family Game Day Fun. Stop in and play a friendly game of Operation or see who is the master of Connect Four!

Spring Break Madness: March 17-20

Color Tyme

Freestyle Coloring Sheets

Thursday, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 East Zaragoza Street

Its time to color up a storm... or a ship or even a colonial kiddo! Join us on March 19th for our program at the Pensacola Children's Museum from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Color you favorite picture or even create your own.  So give yourself an artistic boost and enjoy this free public program only at the Pensacola Children's Museum.

Spring Break Madness: March 17-20

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

The Wolf and the Kids

Friday, March 20, 2020 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.

86th Annual Dinner

Monday, March 23, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza Street

We are excited to welcome Margo Stringfield and Cathy Parker from the University of West Florida Archaeology Institute to speak at our 86th Annual Dinner on Monday, March 23 in the Museum of Commerce.

Social from 5:30 to 6:00 followed by a buffet dinner and presentation at 6:30. $30/prior to March 18. $35/after March 19 and at the door. 

RSVP for the annual dinner online or with Wendi at 850-595-5985 ext. 111. Checks can be mailed to: UWF Historic Trust c/o Annual Dinner, PO Box 12866, Pensacola, FL 32591.

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

The Gingerbread Boy

Friday, April 3, 2020 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.

1781 Siege of Pensacola

Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020

Friday: 9:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Bagdad Mill Site Park, 7024-7036 Magnolia St, Bagdad, FL 32530

On April 3 & 4, muskets will fire and cannons will roar at Bagdad Mill Site Park in commemoration of the 1781 Siege of Pensacola. There will be two full days of period encampments, living history demonstrations, musket and artillery demonstrations, and battle reenactments on Friday and Saturday. 

In 1781, Pensacola was the capital of British West Florida. While American rebels waged their revolution to the north, the Kingdom of Spain fought the redcoats along the Gulf Coast. From 1779 to 1781 Spanish forces marched east from New Orleans, defeating the British at Manchac, Baton Rouge, Mobile, and Pensacola.  Elsewhere, Spanish forces also fought the British in Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and the Bahamas.  The Siege of Pensacola last from March until May, when a shot from a Spanish howitzer landed inside the powder magazine of the Queen’s Redoubt, one of the British fortifications defending Pensacola.  A British surrender quickly followed.  With the end of the war, Florida once again became a Spanish possession until 1821 when it was transferred to the United States.

Participant registration open!

Vendor registration open!

For more information, contact Phillip Mayhair at pmayhair1@uwf.edu.

 

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

The Little Red Hen

Friday, April 17, 2020 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.

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

William the Dragon

Friday, May 1, 2020 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.

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Friday, May 15, 2020 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.

StoryTyme with Grandma Jenkins

Rumpelstiltskin

Friday, May 29, 2020 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.

30th Annual Open House

Saturday, June 6, 2020 

UWF Historic Trust Museum Complex

Mark your calendars for the UWF Historic Trust's 30th annual open house!

Free day of fun throughout the entire museum complex.

Schedule to be announced soon.