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

Historic Pensacola Village's self guided museums are open. Wentworth Museum remains closed. Museum Stores reopen on Tuesday, October 20. 

**PLEASE NOTE: MASK REQUIREMENT

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

 

We are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the Pensacola Museum of Art, and the Museum of IndustryJulee Cottage, Barrios Cottage, and Old Christ ChurchThe Wentworth Museum and the Museum of Commerce remain closed due to Hurricane Sally repairs.
 
**WE ARE NOT OFFERING GUIDED TOURS DUE TO COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS
 
  • The safety of our visitors and staff is the utmost importance to us; therefore, we offer timed tickets from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The staggered days allow staff plenty of time to fully sanitize the museums between open days.  
  • We are operating at 50% capacity at all locations. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we have online $8.00 timed tickets from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00Staff are also situated on each floor reminding visitors of the safety protocols.
  • 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 museum store sales are available.
 
Our Hilton-Green Research Library is now open for appointments only. Our curatorial staff is setting appointments. Please complete the research form stating your research topic so that our staff can prepare and then email HParchives@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.

Social Media 

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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.