EVENT SCHEDULE 2020 - 2021


annual membership meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner that is usually held in October has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.


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"Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence"

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence!

This wonderful Smithsonian poster exhibition will be on display :

August 19, 2020 - Election Day, November 3, 2020

 The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information and educational resources!


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Blue Moon at the Museum
Friday, October 30, 2020, 6 - 9 p.m.
Special Outdoor Night Event featuring:
"A Haunted History of Pasco County" by Madonna Jervis Wise - Book Launch and signing
*Listen to speakers that contributed to the book, local chilling tales, stories from: Dade City Commissioner, Scott Black; retired attorney, Bill Dayton; Ted Johnson; Joey Gude; Jeff Jeter and more.
*Lantern Tours of museum buildings
*Stroll the grounds under the Blue Moon
*Lanky Lassie's Shortbread and hot cider
*Regular admission applies. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, under 5 free However, If you purchase a copy of the book "A Haunted History of Pasco County" at the front desk, admission to the museum is reduced to $5 per person.
*Drawings for door prizes

*Museum common areas will be sanitized throughout the event. Please protect yourself & others from COVID-19: Wear a face mask, use your hand sanitizer/wash hands frequently, and social distance! If you are sick, please stay home! More COVID info: or

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The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village proudly presents:

A Civilian & Military Timeline Event

The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village invites the public and our members to a unique event bringing together almost two centuries of military history into one place and one afternoon. Living historians presenting elements of both civilian and military life from the Revolutionary War era up to the end of World War II. Complete with live musket and artillery demonstrations, as well as World War II era combat vehicles, this event has something for everyone. More information and schedule of events to follow.

What: The Pioneer Florida Museum & Villages’ Military and Civilian Timeline Event

When: November 21, 2020 – 11am to 4pm

Where: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village

15602 Pioneer Museum Road – Dade City, FL 33523

Phone: 352-567-0262

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Now accepting vendors, online form!

Country Christmas, Vintage Market

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Antiques, vintage and an array of vendors for a special Christmas Shopping experience, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Christmas Carols, Christmas Crafts, Children's activities, entertainment, food trucks and Museum Buildings decorated for Christmas by the Dade City Garden Club Circles, Pioneer style. Many holiday photo opportunites.


The Treaty of Ft. Dade - Living History Event

Saturday, December 19, 2020, More information coming soon!


Raising Cane, A Sweet and Spicy Event

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Featuring Cane Syrup Making and Southern Syrup-Makers Association Cane Syrup Tasting and Competition and a Chili Cook-Off,  Sanctioned by the International Chili Society.  Local chili & People's Choice tastings. Also, unique vendors, live entertainment, beer, wine & food.


Farm Fest and Quilt Show 

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Draft horse pulls at 12 noon, Quilt Show, Syrup Making, entertainment, vendors, food, and fun


Living History, Civil War

The Battle of Fort Myers 

 February 26, 2021 - 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Friday, School Field Trip Day Only

Saturday and Sunday, February 27 & 28, 2021, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Reenactments, speakers, and more. 


Jelly Bean Fling (Spring Festival)

Saturday, March 20, 2021,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jasper the Easter Bunny, kids entertainment, egg hunts all day long, games, food, vendors


More information for these events coming soon!


Vendor Information click here.


"Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence" - Continued

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence!

This wonderful Smithsonian poster exhibition will be on display :

August 19, 2020 - Election Day, November 3, 2020                                           

The crusade for women's suffrage is one of the longest reform movements in American history. Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote, agitating first in their states or territories and also, simultaneously, through petitioning for a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Based on the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name, Votes for Women seeks to expand visitors’ understanding of the suffrage movement in the United States. The poster exhibition addresses women's political activism, explores the racism that challenged universal suffrage, and documents the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of gender. It also touches upon the suffrage movement's relevance to current conversations on voting and voting rights across America.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world. More information about the initiative is available at

Educational Resources

Many of the Smithsonian’s museums and other educational institutions have developed
materials to commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the
Constitution, and to broaden our understanding of U.S. history through the stories of women.
Below is a sampling:

National Portrait Gallery
Votes for Women exhibition website
Votes for Women collection search results

American Women’s History Initiative
Explore the historical record of the accomplishments of American women here.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence on the Smithsonian Learning Lab
A collection of text, education prompts and images related to the poster exhibition
Preferred browser: Google Chrome

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Blog posts, collection story*, event and news about women’s suffrage
Collection search results for women’s suffrage

Library of Congress
Teacher resources, lesson plans and primary source sets
Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote exhibition website

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibit
Women’s Rights page
Woman Suffrage educator resources
Woman Suffrage primary sources and teaching activities on DocsTeach



Pasco County Historical Society – October 16, 2020 - Friday – 6:00 P.M.

The Pasco County Historical Society Meeting in the Mabel Jordan Barn, Enter through Gate 4

 Pioneer Florida Museum & Village - 15602 Pioneer Museum Road - Dade City, FL 33523

Program Topic = Elections

We will be talking about elections. Time allowed for a good portion of the evening to be spent with give and take questions posed by the membership.

Speaker = R. Bruce Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Adviser, Florida Southern College.  Dr. Anderson is the Dr. Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay, Jr. Endowed Chair in American History, Government, and Civics and Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science.  He is also a Columnist for the Lakeland Ledger and Political Consultant and on-air Commentator for WLKF Radio.


Guests are welcome. Food items (if any) should be very limited to snacks for personal use and not for sharing.

COVID-19 precautions should be strictly in force – face masks, social distancing (6 feet apart), wash hands often, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

LOCATION: The museum is located 1.3 miles north of downtown Dade City, at the corner of US 301 and Museum Road, turn east onto Museum Road and cross the railroad tracks, turn north (left) follow the signs to the Mabel Jordan Barn at the north end of the grounds.

For additional information, contact Glen M. Thompson, Secretary at or telephone (352) 567-7449.

Historical society meetings are free and open to the public.

Organized in 1976

Mission: Pasco County Historical Society is dedicated to the education and preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of Pasco County and the State of Florida.

Address for Society: P.O. Box 795, San Antonio, FL 33576

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