EVENT SCHEDULE 2020 __________________________________

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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.

Lawn Chairs welcome, great food, live entertainment, traditional crafters, sutlers, and more.
Event Schedule:
Both days Saturday (2/29) and Sunday (3/1)
  • 2:00 pm - Battle reenactments
  • Live music throughout the weekend with "The 7 lbs of Bacon Mess Band"
*Schedule of Special Presentations:
  • The Battle of Santa Rosa Island by David Eckardt
*Friday 9:30 am and 11:30 am
Saturday & Sunday 1:30 pm
  • The Hillsborough River Raid by James Marshall
**Friday 10:00 am and 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm
Saturday Only (2/29)
  • 9:00 am Cane Syrup Making at the Sugar Cane Mill
  • 10:30 am - Ladies Tea at the Mabel Jordan Barn
(time period dress required to participate but spectators welcome to attend)
  • 11:30 am -Time Period Fashion Show
Sunday Only (3/1)
  • 10:30 am Church Service at the Enterprise Methodist Church
* Times and presentation themes subject to change
** Friday School Field Trip Day is not open to public.
LOCATION: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
15602 Pioneer Museum Rd., Dade City, FL 33523
THINGS TO KNOW: Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, children under 5 and parking are always free.
No pets, no coolers, no outside food or weapons, please. Bags subject to search.. Lawn chairs permitted. Hearing protection recommended for very 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. 
For more information: or 352-567-0262
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Jelly Bean Fling presented by San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union
Saturday, April 4th, 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please join us for a wonderful spring festival! Live entertainment all day, Mr. Tommy and more!
Free photos with the Easter Bunny, Eater Egg Hunt all day, make your own Easter bonnet or hat, pony rides, barrel train rides, games, great vendors, food, all museum buildings open, craft demonstrators, quilt raffle, petting zoo and some special surprises. You don't want to miss this. Something for all ages.
  • Mr. Tommy will perform at the gazebo at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. Mr. Tommy has worked as lead guitarist for more than 27 years (Eddie Money Band) and was a hallmark of 1980s MTV. Now he is sharing his talent and love of music with children of all ages with his wonderful interactive shows
  •  Soccer Collies will perform at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30.  Soccer Collies! Humans vs. Canines. Kids play keeper, the dogs score the goals.
  • Spheres Bubble Show, as seen on America’s Got Talent. Blaise Ryndes is a master bubble performer and magician. The show begins at 3:00 pm down in the outdoor amphitheater area. Sit on the hill and prepare to be amazed.

The museum will have Easter eggs hidden all over the grounds and the hunt will be all day long.There is a 12 egg per child limit. There will be lots of them but we want to make sure everyone gets some treats from the eggs. Eggs will be replenished throughout the day. If you would like to recycle the plastic eggs, we will have barrels to drop them in when you leave. Thank you for your cooperation.

Accepting vendors now!
Event coordinator, Brenda Minton 352-206-8889 (call or text daytime hours, please)
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FRI, FEB 21 AT 6 PM 
Pasco County Historical Society
Potluck Dinner and Pasco County History 
at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village

Historical society meetings are free and open to the public.

Program Topic = How Much Do You Know About Pasco County?

This question will be asked with members and guests of the Pasco County Historical Society during a special presentation open to the general public. Interesting facts not always included in the history of Pasco County will connect the names of James Brown, B.B. King, James Bond, Calvin Coolidge, and the Bellamy Brothers with the history of the county. Of note will be the man who re-built Atlanta after the Civil War and brought the first railroad to Dade City. Everyone present will also be introduced to Martha Fountain of Zephyrhills, who has a unique connection with Abraham Lincoln. Meet the actor who appeared on television shows like “The Beverly Hillbillies,” the “Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Bewitched.” Learn more about one of the most remote areas of Pasco County that is still a favorite stomping-ground for the Florida Panther during this presentation. And the woman who celebrated a birthday with Lawrence Welk.

Speaker = Doug Sanders

Doug Sanders is the history writer for the Laker-Lutz News, a former City Planner for the City of Dade City, former News Director for WDCF-AM, and one who has lived in the greater Dade City area since 1982.


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.

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.

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.

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



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Learn to Weave

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

Your first class is an introduction to weaving with an emphasis on multi-harness looms. In this class you will prepare a table loom and weave a sampler on it. As you make the sampler you will learn the parts of a loom and their functions. Other topics include various weaving terms and tools. Other types of looms will also be demonstrated.

All tools and materials are provided for your first class. You will need to bring your own loom, yarn and tools for any subsequent classes you attend.

Following classes are done at your own pace with instructor assistance. Topics include reading a weaving draft; how to use a warping board; floating selvedges; double weave; overshot; etc. You select the topics you want to learn and the date. You don’t need to worry about missing a class!

Class meets at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A break for lunch is not included, but you may bring a sandwich or similar light snack and a soft drink.

All weaving class fees are donated to the Pioneer Florida Museum.

  • Weaving Class Dates: Feb 20, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, Jun 6, 2020.

    Register to reserve your spot by contacting Marilynn Ory either by phone or email at least 3 days before class.
    405-250-5473 (voice or text) Due to the large amount of spam calls, please leave a voice message as I don’t usually answer calls from numbers I don’t recognize.
  • $25 paid in advance or $30 cash at the door for your first class. Following classes are $20 each. Pay online using
  • Family discount $25 for 1st guest & half off 2nd or subsequent guest, first class only.
  • 13 – 18-year-olds require adult supervision at all times
  • 1st time guests will receive a One Day Free Admission Pass to the Museum


Pioneer Florida Museum and Village – 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, Florida 33523