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In the Community

UWF Historic Trust is an active member of the Pensacola community. Our educators share Pensacola's story with all fourth-grade students in Escambia County. Our Historic Preservationist assists the Architectural Review Board with preservation research. Our curatorial staff assists other cultural and heritage organizations with collections best practices.

UWF Historic Trust holds an annual Open House on the first Saturday of June welcoming visitors free of charge.
Open House Tour Group at the Lavalle House

Annual Open House

Historic Pensacola welcomes visitors on the first Saturday in June for our annual open house. Visitors can stroll through the self guided museums or take a tour in each of the tour buildings. Living History reenactors demonstrate themes in Pensacola's history. Children's activities include the annual favorite, candle dipping. The Pensacola Children's Museum hosts a visit from a pirate or clown. The Florida Public Archaeology Network participates annually as well as the Pensacola Archaeological Society and the UWF Archaeology Institute share Pensacola's archaeological story along the Colonial Archaeological Trail. The open house is just one of the ways that UWF Historic Trust gives back to the community. 

Campers work at candle dipping in History and Archaeology Camp.
Campers at History and Archaeology Camp

History and Archaeology Summer Camp

UWF Historic Trust's Education Department along with the Florida Public Archaeology Network host a summer camp each year as part of UWF's Explore Camps. Campers spend a week exploring Pensacola's history through tours of Historic Pensacola and the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. History comes to life as campers learn how to throw an atlatl. At the end of the week long camp, campers curate their own exhibit display to present to their family and friends. 

Museum in A Trunk

UWF Historic Trust has Museum in a Trunks available for educators to supplement lessons with local information such as the Civil War Trunk.