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EVENT SCHEDULE 2020 - 2021
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. Children's Christmas Crafts, Children's games, entertainment, food trucks and Museum Buildings decorated for Christmas by the Dade City Garden Club Circles Pioneer style. Free photos from 1-3.
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Live entertainment with Gypsy Wind,
at the Gazebo and picnic table area. Gypsy Wind will entertain us with some Kentucky bluegrass to gypsy swing, Gypsy Wind embodies a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing and acoustic music.
FUN activities for kids!
Reindeer games will begin at 10:00 outside and inside at the Mabel Jordan Barn. Games are 50 cents each and prizes or candy given out. Those games will include ornament bowling, (bean bag toss) tossing cookies in Santa's or Frosty's mouth, Santa Limbo, ring toss, pin the nose on the reindeer, pick a duck and more.
Children's Crafts (make an ornament) We will provide the supplies to make pinecone birdseed feeders with peanut butter & ornaments. In the Mabel Jordan Barn. 50 cents each.
We offer free punch and cookies while they last at the Grace Dew Cafe!(near the Cummer Building)
Elf hat hunt - win candy and prizes when you turn in your completed form to the Grace Dew Cafe. (while supplies last).
Other activities to see and do include model trains at the Trilby Depot, Blacksmith demonstrations at the Blacksmith Shop, Cane chair making at the church, pine needle basket making, etc. All museum buildings will be open and lots of vendors to visit!
Admission is $5 and under 5 is free
We are accepting canned goods at teh entrance for the Thomas Promise Foundation.
We have plenty of food and shopping vendors that range from custom made crafts, clothing, beauty products, patio furniture, unique gift items & so much more. Several of the community booths will offer giveaway items (while they last) and some may have an activity for a very minimal fee.
The museum concession stand will be open with freshly made grilled chicken sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and more (Located in between the church and school). We will also have food trucks with tasty lunch items, lemonade, etc..
Cutest Elf Contest (dress up in your best Elf outfit and come on down)
At the Gazebo (picnic table area)
5 age groups all the way to 16 years plus. Contest will be as follows:
- Infant to 2 years 10:30am
- 3 to 5 years at 10:45
- 6 to 8 years at noon
- 9 to 15 years at 12:15
- 16 years plus at 12:30
Costumes will be judged on creativity, originality and effort.
We do our best to make this event a family friendly low cost event and raise money for our non profit museum at the same time. It allows us to host school field trips at reasonable prices and provide historic preservation and education in our community. We hope you will come out and support the Pioneer Florida Museum and our community vendors.
PASCO COUNTY ORDINANCE: Everyone has to wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pasco County, (under 2 yrs. exempt). Please wear your mask when you enter the Pioneer Florida Museum, practice social distancing, and wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers is our highest priority.
The Treaty of Ft. Dade - Living History Event
Second Seminole War Event
Saturday, December 19, 2020, 12 noon - 6 p.m.
The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village and the Seminole Wars Foundation proudly present…The Treaty of Ft. Dade, a Second Seminole War Event.
It’s March, 1837 and the US Army and Seminole Indians have been at war for nearly a year-and-a-half. Under a flag of truce, the Seminoles agreed to meet with army officials at Fort Dade, just seven miles from present-day Dade City. Many tribal leaders agreed to be relocated to Oklahoma Territory during this lull in the hostilities. The truce would not last. On June 2, Osceola and Coacoochee snuck in the disembarkation camp outside Fort Brooke in Tampa and liberated hundreds of their fellow Seminoles.
The Pioneer Florida Museum will portray this sequence of events through historical interpretation and theatrical reenactment. The event will also feature Seminole and other Native American artisans, time period specific US Army and state militia portrayals, along with civilian crafts and demonstrations.
Food and fun!
More information coming soon!
Raising Cane 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, 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.
Sphere's Bubble Magic Show, Jasper the Easter Bunny, kids entertainment, egg hunts all day long, games, food, vendors
More information for these events coming soon!
PASCO COUNTY ORDINANCE: Everyone has to wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pasco County, (under 2 yrs. exempt). Please wear your mask when you enter the Pioneer Florida Museum, practice social distancing, and wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers are our highest priority.
Pasco County Historical Society – Next meeting, Dec 19, 2020
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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