Museum from Home

COVID-19 Statement

As a Direct Support Organization of the University of West Florida, the UWF Historic Trust properties and museums are following the guidance of the University of West Florida for COVID-19 precautions. UWF is dedicated to the well-being and health of our organization and community. For COVID-19 updates from the University of West Florida, review uwf.edu/coronavirus

Phase 2 Reopening 

**PLEASE NOTE: MASK REQUIREMENT

PLEASE NOTE: VISITORS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS IN THE WENTWORTH MUSEUM and the PENSACOLA MUSEUM OF ART

Mayor Grover Robinson issued Declaration of State of Emergency 20-03 effective at 5 p.m. today, Friday, June 26, requiring face coverings to be worn by employees and patrons inside businesses within City of Pensacola limits. 

Exceptions

This order does not apply to:
  • A child under 6 years of age.
  • A person who has one or more medical conditions or disabilities that prevent wearing a face covering, including anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. A person asserting this exception for medical conditions or disabilities is not required to carry or produce documentation verifying the health condition to a business or law enforcement.
  • A person who is communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired who needs to see the mouth of the person speaking to facilitate communication.
 
We are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum and the Pensacola Museum of Art, and the Museum of Industry, Museum of Commerce,  Julee Cottage, and Barrios Cottage.
 
The safety of our visitors and staff is the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will offer timed tickets from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00. These staggered days allow staff plenty of time to fully sanitize the museums between open days. 
 
We are operating at 50% capacity at both locations. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we offer online $8.00 timed tickets and staff are situated on each floor reminding visitors of the safety protocols. These $8 tickets are good for both museums as well as the Museum of Industry, the Julee Cottage, and the Barrios Cottage in Historic Pensacola Village and are good for only the day. 
 
Members need to also register for a timed ticket prior to visiting the museums to ensure entrance capacity is maintained. Member discount is automatic when you log into your account. Please search by your last name and choose the corrrect account if you do not know your member login. If you need assistance logging into your account, email Wendi at wdavis4@uwf.edu.
 
Each visitor is offered a free disposable masks at the entrances of the museums if they do not have a mask. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout both locations.
 
The museum stores remain closed for the Phase 2 reopening. Online sales are still available.
 
Our Hilton-Green Research Library is now open for appointments only. Our archivist will be setting appointments for one day each week. Please complete the research form stating your research topic so that our archivist can prepare and then email Jacki at jwilson2@uwf.edu for appointment. Purchase your $5.00 admission to the Hilton-Green Research Library. To ensure the safety of our staff, we are limiting transactions to online only. 
 
Staff continues to develop our reopening plan per the suggestions of the American Alliance of Museums which states, "a gradual approach [which] allows your museum to prioritize health and safety while taking progressive steps to restore regular operations."  

Children's Resources

Our Pensacola Children's Museum educator is creating fun At Home Projects to download and do with your children.

Calling all future museum curators! Check out 5 Fun At-Home Make-a-Museum activities for Kids

Create a COVID-19 Journal for Kids while you are at home. Don't forget to share with our Archives so that children in the future can see what it was like to be a child of 2020.

Download and color PCM Coloring Sheets

Colonial Cooking At Home

Our Living History staff welcomes you to Colonial Cooking At Home where you can download recipes we have prepared in the Lavalle Kitchen House. New recipes will be added each Saturday, which is our Colonial Cooking day in the Village.

Create a COVID-19 Journal

In the coming years researchers will be looking for information about how we coped with Covid 19 and the restrictions it placed on all of us. The UWF Historic Trust archive would love to collect your stories of this difficult time. How are you filling your time? How are you getting groceries? Are you supporting the local economy in some way, maybe ordering food from local restaurants, donating to local relief programs or giving food to animal shelters? Helping relatives or neighbors who need help securing food or other items? Cleaning house, making repairs, rearranging furniture? Getting out puzzles and jigsaw puzzles to play with the family? Spending your life in front of the computer playing games? Getting in touch with family and/or friends you haven't contacted in some time? Has social distancing brought you closer or caused discord?

There is no word count for this, send us several pages or several lines. Start now and continue with your story until you feel your life has returned to normal, or a "new normal." Put it in a Word document or PDF and send it as an email attachment, in the body of an email, or a good, old-fashioned letter you mail to UWF Historic Trust Archives, PO Box 12866, Pensacola, FL 32591.
 
If we all participate in this we can compile a comprehensive look at life during these troubled times.
 
If you have any questions, email Jacki Wilson, Archivist, at jwilson2@uwf.edu.  

Social Media 

Watch our social media for daily updates.

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see 15-minute John Appleyard Reflecting on Pensacola History videos. Did you know you can also purchase Appleyard books online? See our Appleyard Online Store.

Take a Virtual Tour 

Take a virtual tour through our exhibit Greetings From Pensacola, our Lessons In Ink exhibit, and our beautiful Old Christ Church.

VEX Views, our Historic Pensacola blog

Historic Pensacola employs student workers as our Visitor Experience Associates. During our closure, many of these front line staff are writing blog posts sharing their experiences of working in Historic Pensacola. Read our blog today. 

Membership

Now more than ever, Historic Pensacola appreciates the support of our members. Join today and help us keep Pensacola history alive!

Museum Stores

Staff have been working to get our museum stores online. We have curated a taste of what is available in our stores. Items are added weekly.

Please be patient when ordering in our new online store; allow 5-7 days for shipping. If you have any questions, please email Wendi at wdavis4@uwf.edu.

Appleyard Catalog: Explore John Appleyard's publications available in our museum stores.

Children's Store: Shop a few of the items available in the Pensacola Children's Museum.

Magazine Catalog: See our past issues of Pensacola History Illustrated. Only issues online are available.

Pensacola History Catalog: Looking for Pensacola history books, see what we have online.

Wentworth Exhibit Store: Find the perfect item from our Wentworth exhibits store.

Women's History: It is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, celebrate with items from our women's history store.