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Farm Fest & Quilt Show                                                             February 1, 2020
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Quilt Exhibition, Quilt Appraiser, awesome vendors, great food, live entertainment, an amazing Quilt Show in the Mabel Jordan Barn. Bring your lawn chairs, grab a great lunch from the concession stand and get your spot for the horse pull, starts at noon! All museum buildings open, docents in period dress, traditional craft demonstrations and more.
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Living History, Civil War                    February 28*, 29 and March 1, 2020
Saturday, February 29,2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Battle of Santa Rosa Island at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday
Lawn Chairs welcome, great food, live entertainment, traditional crafters, sutlers, and more.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Hearing protection recommended for small children (cannons can be very loud).
*School Day Field Trips Only Feb. 28, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Must Pre-register and pre-pay (unless other arrangements have been made.) Click to register.
School Day Field Trip, Feb 28. Step back in time, this day will consist of self-guided tours for public, private, and home school students. Students pass through a series of living history stations that reveal different aspects of the Civil War and life during the 1860’s. Some of the stations may include, but will not be limited to the following:
◾Re-enactors in period dress/uniforms and in character ◾Encampments (Federal-Confederate) ◾Live music demonstrations of time period songs◾Medical Hospital Units◾Calvary Units◾Food preferences and preparation, supplies, daily activities ◾Narrations by re-enactor soldiers about why they fight for the cause ◾Explanations about the different types of cannons and side arms ◾Blacksmith and wood wright demonstrations◾Museum buildings open with tour guides, including the 1860's Overstreet House
Food items, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase, cash only, no credit cards. You may also bring your lunch and picnic on the grounds.
Lesson Plans -
Florida State Standards Addressed by this field trip include, but are not limited to:
SS.4.A.5 - Crisis of the Union: Civil War and Reconstruction in Florida. SS.8.A.5 - Examine the causes, course, and consequence of the Civil War and Reconstruction including its effects on American peoples. SS.912.A.2 - Understand the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction and its effects on the American people. 
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Jelly Bean Fling                                                                                    April 4, 2020
Please join us for a wonderful Spring Festival at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City! Now accepting vendors applications, click below:
If you have questions, please call or text Brenda Minton, event coordinator, 352-206-8889 (daytime hours, please) or
Scarecrow Festival                                                                           October 10, 2020 
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2019 Pasco County Historical Society Meetings
Every other month, starting in January, 6:00 p.m., usually the 3rd Friday. At the Pioneer Florida Museum,. Different speakers and presentations each meeting. Guests are welcome. A carry-in dinner precedes the program, so bring a dish to share as well as cutlery for your personal use, plate(s), (disposable is fine) and your beverage of choice. Usually held in the Mabel Jordan Barn, enter through Gate 4 (past the main entrance).For more information, please contact: Glen Thompson,(352) 567-7449 or E-Mail: bookbollard @ . Historical society meetings are FREE and open to the public.
LOCATION: The museum is located 1.3 miles north of downtown Dade City, at the corner of US 301 and Pioneer Museum Road, turn east onto Pioneer Museum Road and cross the railroad tracks. 
The next meeting of the Pasco County Historical Society is to be on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village at 15602 Pioneer Road, Dade City, Florida, 33523, in the Mabel Jordan Barn.
The speaker for the Friday, January 17, 2020 meeting will be Sister Roberta Bailey, O.S.B., Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Florida at Saint Leo, Florida. In 1959 Sister Roberta began her career as a classroom teacher and has taught infants through college level students. She has been in educational leadership since 1970. Sister Roberta founded the Montessori schools in Saint Leo, Florida and at Blessed Trinity in Ocala. She serves currently as the prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. Sister Roberta serves on the Board of Trustees of Saint Leo University; is a board member of the local Chamber of Commerce and Sunrise of Pasco. She was a governor appointee on Florida’s Universal Pre-K commission. Sister Roberta is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics such as parent education, early childhood development, stress management, and humor. Sister Roberta is the past editor of the ECA of Florida journal Children Our Concern.
Her program topic is “The History of the Benedictine Sisters of Florida”. It was 1889 when five Benedictine Sisters answered the call for teachers in the small German village of San Antonio, Florida. The original Monastery was built in 1889. Made of wood, it served the Sisters well for 70 years. The sisters decided to build in 2012 a smaller monastery for their needs. The Sisters came to this area to “begin a great work” of staffing a Catholic educational center. They operated Holy Name Academy from 1889 until its closing in 1964 and St. Benedict’s Preparatory School for Boys from 1929 to 1959. Their current educational ministries continue with two Sisters working with children at Sacred Heart Pre-school. Their other ministries include counseling, spiritual direction, and traditional Benedictine Hospitality for retreatants and guests.
Special thanks to the Florida Pioneer Museum & Village that allows the Pasco County Historical Society to hold meetings at their facilities. Stephanie Black, Executive Director and the Board have been gracious in allowing the historical society to meet at their wonderful facility which honors the history of Pasco County.
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Cards shown above just an example, not actual cards you will make in class.
Card Making Classes
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
Usually the 1st Saturday of each month starting 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Unless the museum is having an event)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 10am to 1pm.
*Beginners class (13 yrs. and up) 
*$25 paid in advance or $30 at the door. Pay online:
*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 the8 museum to reserve your spot 352-567-0262