FarmFestFlyer 2018

Farm Festival & Quilt Show

Sat & Sun, February 3 & 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. on Sunday) – 5:00 p.m.

Draft Horse pull on Saturday Only 12 :00 p.m. (New time)

Arrive early, get your spot and enjoy a BBQ Lunch at the museum.

Live entertainmaent with The Barking Dogs!

Concessions and food trucks!

Limited seating, lawn chairs welcome for the Horse pull.

Hoffman Fabrics Traveling Quilt Exhibiton in the Mabel Jordan Barn

Vendor Applications & Information and Flyer.pdf


civilwar reenactment 2018

Skirmish at White House

mentioned on some websites as "Battle of Dade City"

Civil War Reenactments & Living History Encampment

Sat. & Sun, February 24 & 25, 2018,  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Skirmishes will emerge from the village and battles will take place at

2:00 p.m. both days (Saturday & Sunday).

Re-enactors only Saturday night there will be a dance (period dress required) 7lbs of Bacon Mess Band

Suttlers $35 applications below, if you need more information:

 Sutler Application    Flyer.pdf 


The public is invited to tour the authentic confederate and union camps; reenactors are in character.

Get a glimpse of how they lived and what it was like during the Civil War. Traditional period craft demonstrations,

Ladies period fashion show, Live Music with "7lbs of Bacon Band”,

Church Service on Sunday Morning

All museum buildings will be open, docents/guides in period clothing in most buildings. 


School Day - Civil War /Living History

Friday, February 23, 2018  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Schools are invited to schedule field trips

The educational value of this event cannot be overemphasized, so on

Friday February 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. the encampment hosts a School Day.

At the School Day, students may rotate through different stations learning about the Civil War,

cannons, musical instruments, medical hospital units, rifles, Union Camp,

Confederate Camp and the Cavalry to name a few.

Lesson Plans 

To be included in “School Day” activities,

your group must pre-register.


The Smithsonian is coming!

Florida Humanities Council has selected the

Pioneer Florida Museum to host "Hometown Teams"

Smithsonian Exhibition!

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Smithsonian Exhibition Hometown Teams 

March 17 - April 28, 2018 Schedule your group tours and Field Trips Now!

352-567-0262 or

The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. We play on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. And, if we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sidelines and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.

Thanks to our never-ending appetite for competition and games, Americans now have a wider selection of sports to play and watch than ever before. Football, baseball, and basketball—America’s traditional hometown sports—share space on our calendars with soccer, hockey, tennis, running, wrestling, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, sailing, and many other sports. What has occurred in our hometowns is nothing less than a sports revolution.



Jelly Bean Fling Flyer 2018 

 Jelly Bean Fling

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Photos with Jasper the Easter Bunny (Time TBD)

Vendor Applications & Information and Flyer.pdf



Family Book night 2018   

Family Book Night Series at the Museum

Florida Humanities Council's Community Conversations
"Hometown Teams" Themed Books
Geared towards elementary students in grades 2-5, but the entire family is welcome to attend.
At least one parent/guardian required.
FREE and food is provided
Space is limited. Register today Registration required to attend
(352)567-0262 or
In an effort to encourage family bonding and a love for reading, Florida Humanities Council's (FHC) Community Conversations is a FREE program designed to help families with elementary-aged children read and discuss thoughtful children's books with each other, with the aid of a story-teller. The Pioneer Florida Museum is partnering with FHC to bring this program to Dade City.
Our sessions will be Tuesday evenings
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Four consecutive weeks: Feb 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2018.
Food is provided and participants are given books at the last session to encourage further reading at home.
Space is limited. Register today Registration required to attend
(352)567-0262 or



2017 Pasco County Historical Society Meetings

Every other month, starting in January, 7:00 p.m., usually the 3rd Friday. At the Pioneer Florida Museum in the Mabel Jordan Barn. Enter through Gate 4 at the museum. Different speakers and presentations each meeting. Pot luck - please bring a covered dish, your table service and drink (disposable plate, fork, knife, and spoon). For more information, please contact: historical society secretary, Glen Thompson,(352) 567-7449 or E-Mail: bookbollard @ . Historical society meetings are free and open to the public.

The Pasco County Historical Society announces the following meeting:

DATE: Friday, January 19, 2018 TIME: 7:00 PM

PROGRAM: Florida’s Minority Trailblazers:

The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida GovernmentDrawing primarily from personal interviews,

Dr. Susan MacManus recounts the stories of the first minority men and women--both Democrat and Republican--who were elected or appointed to state legislative, executive, and judicial offices and to the U.S. Congress since the 1960s. She reveals what drove these leaders to enter office, how they ran their campaigns, what kinds of discrimination they encountered, what rewards each found during their terms, and what advice they would share with aspiring politicians.

SPEAKER: Susan A. MacManus Dr. MacManus is the Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She began her academic career in 1964, the year of the nation’s first big civil rights act, and her studies have been parallel to the progress of the women’s movement over the past half-century. She is one of the nation’s best-known authorities on elections and a frequent guest on television panel discussions of campaigns. She previously coauthored Citrus, Sawmills, Critters and Crackers: Life in Early Lutz and Central Pasco County. Also, she coauthored or edited Reapportionment and Representation in Florida: A Historical Collection - Politics in Florida - Politics in States and Communities - Doing Business with the Government: Federal, State, Local & Foreign Government Purchasing Practices for Every Business and Public Institution - Young v. Old: Generational Combat In The 21st Century (Transforming American Politics) - Federal Aid to Houston (1983) – Targeting Senior Voters: Campaign Outreach to Elders and Others with Special Needs – Governing a Changing America – Revenue Patterns in United States Cities and Suburbs: A Comparative Analysis.

A complete curriculum vitae is available via website = copies of her book which is the topic of this program will be available after the meeting..CONTACT: Glen Thompson, SecretaryTelephone: (352) 567-7449 E-Mail: bookbollard @





card class march 2017

Cards shown above just an example, not actual cards you will make in class.

Card Making Classes, Jan 20, Feb 17, 2018

Usually the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

In the main building. 

Cost $10 per person, supplies are provided. Class size is limited;

please email or contact the museum to reserve your spot 352-567-0262. 



Beginner's Weaving Classes, March 3, 2018

1st Saturday of each month starting March 3, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

Weaving is both a fun and useful craft.  You can make rugs, blankets, table linens, shawls, scarves, fabric for clothing, etc.  

This class provides an introduction to weaving with an emphasis on multi-harness looms.  At the end of this class you will be able to purchase and use the loom of your choice with confidence.  

In class, you will prepare a 2-harness loom and weave a mat on it.  As you make the mat you will learn the parts of a loom and their functions.

Other topics include various weaving terms and tools; reading a weaving draft; and calculating the amount of yarn needed for a project.  

Other types of looms (i.e. rigid heddle, inkle, & tablet) will also be demonstrated.  

All materials are provided.  

* 1st Saturday of each month starting March 3rd from 10am to 1pm.

* Beginners class (13 yrs. and up)

* $25 per class

* Family discount $25 for 1st guest & half off 2nd or subsequent guest

* Adult supervision required at all times

* Max of 6 guest/ Min of 3 in order to have the class

* 1st time guest will receive a One Day Free Admission Pass

A break for lunch is not included, but you may bring a sandwich or similar light snack and a drink.

Register today, please email or contact the museum to reserve your spot 352-567-0262.



Admission varies for special events.

 No dogs, please. Service animals only.

Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
15602 Pioneer Museum Road
Mailing address:P.O. Box
Dade City
FL 33526-0335 
Phone: 352-567-0262