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December 3, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN December events
4
Dec
Highlights in Black
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL
6:00pm-8:30pm CT
More information
4
Dec
Caverns Cultural Celebration
Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, FL
9:00am-4:00pm CT
More information
10
Dec
Holiday Bike Tour: View Local Heritage in a New Light!
Pensacola Bay Brewery, 225 Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, FL
4:00pm-6:00pm CT
More informationRSVP to attend
14
Dec
"Bathymetric History of the Emanuel Point Shipwreck Area" Presentation
Pensacola Archaeological Society Meeting
7:00 pm CT
Register online to attend
15
Dec
Archaeology After School! - Underwater Archaeology
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL
3:30-4:30pm CT
More informationRSVP to attend
November 22, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Honoring Ancestors at Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a special time for families to gather. It can also be a great time to remember ancestors and loved ones who have passed on. Establishing traditions around your ancestors at Thanksgiving can help youth and children connect with their heritage and give them a sense of belonging. The Billion Graves blog gives 10 ways to remember your ancestors on Thanksgiving.
 
November 13, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Write Your Story!
An ongoing refrain of mine is, "Get your stories down!" I have benefited greatly from letters and other written records of people's lives in the past - records that can't be found on Ancestry or FamilySearch - or anywhere else, for that matter. 
 
However you are comfortable recording yourself - in a blank paper journal, in a smart phone video, on a tape recorder - just get started. FamilySearch provides a list of 40 journal prompts in case you find it intimidating to get started. 
 
You'll enjoy the benefits of journaling and your descendants will reap the benefits of your unique perspective on your life and times.
 
November 3, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN November Events
For more information, visit the Florida Public Archaeology Network's Northwest Florida page by clicking here.
 
9
Nov
To Live by the Sea: The Use and Reuse of a Precontact Shell Midden on Pensacola Bay
Pensacola Archaeological Society Meeting
7:00 pm CT
Register online to attend
10
Nov
San Pablo: The "Secret" Former Life of a Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck
"Zoom into Archaeology" Presentation
3:30-4:30pm CT
Register online to attend
10
Nov
Archaeology Arcade: Nancy Drew Legend of the Crystal Skull Part III
with special guest Rachel Hines
12:00-1:00pm CT
More information; join us live on Twitch at this date and time
17
Nov
Archaeology After School!
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL
3:30-4:30pm CT
More informationRSVP to attend
18
Nov
Heritage Hikes: Garcon Point Hiking Tour
Garcon Point South Trail, 654 Avalon Boulevard, Milton, FL
9:30am CT
More informationRSVP to attend
18
Nov
Virtual Heritage Monitoring Scouts Training
Hosted by FPAN Northeast
6:00-8:00pm CT
 
October 28, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Wreaths Across America
December 18, 2021 is Wreaths Across America Day. Join West Florida Genealogical Society and other organizations to place wreaths on graves at Barrancas National Cemetery. Sponsor a wreath at any time through our link: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159185/Overview
The West Florida Genealogical Society is a registered Wreaths Across America fundraising group. Your sponsorship through our group's link pays to place wreaths on veterans' graves both at Barrancas National Cemetery and other local cemeteries, and supports our organization financially.
October 12, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
How to Preserve Family Heirlooms
From the Facebook page:  Advice from the experts on how to preserve certain family heirlooms. The London Metropolitan Archives offers several pages you can download (pdf format) on preserving important artifacts. (Scroll down and look for "Collections at Home")
October 4, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Historic Pensacola October Events

Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours

Started by the Pensacola Historical Society as an annual fundraiser,  the UWF Historic Trust continues the tradition of offering the Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours the two weekends before Halloween every year. For more information, contact Wendi Davis at wdavis4@uwf.edu.

31st Annual Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours

October 22, 23, 29, and 30, 2021

  • Tickets sales will be online only
  • All tours will be limited to 25 participants
  • All walking tours last one hour and 15 minutes
  • The Trolley of the Doomed tour last one hour
  • Tours meet at designated locations
  • Tours do not go into any residences or businesses
  • Not all tours run each night

ADULTS ONLY REDLIGHT WALKING TOUR

The Adults Only Redlight Walking Tour explores Pensacola's haunted history of the old Redlight district. As a port city, Pensacola had a thriving saloon and redlight district. This tour route is along Palafox Street. 

  • October 22, 23, 30
  • Adults only, $15/person
  • Adults only due to content
  • Tours are at 7:30 and 8:30 only

MURDER AND MAYHEM WALKING TOUR

The Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour includes some of the newer stories from along Intendencia Street.

  • October 29, 30 only
  • Adults $15/each, children 12 and under $8/each
  • Tours are at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30

SEVILLE SPIRITS WALKING TOUR

The Seville Spirits Walking Tour includes some of the original ghost stories from our original ghost tours 31 years ago. These are the ghosts who haunt the Seville Square district.

  • October 22, 23, 29, 30
  • Adults $15/each, children 12 and under $8/each
  • Tours are at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30

TROLLEY OF THE DOOMED TOUR

The Trolley of the Doomed tour goes north along Palafox Street to the old homes of North Hill.

  • October 22, 23, 29, 30
  • Adults $20/each, children 12 and under $10/each
  • Tour does not depart the trolley or go into any buildings
  • Tours are at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30

Please note: No refunds. As a nonprofit, the ticket purchase is a donation to our organization. There are no refunds unless tour is cancelled by the organization. Tours go on rain or shine. No tours go into any of the buildings as they are private residences or offices. Thank you for your continued support of Historic Pensacola.

TALKING TO THE DEAD: ALL HALLOWS EVE AND THE VICTORIAN SEANCE

  • Saturday, October 30
  • 5:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 is sold out
  • Limited to 7 people each session
  • $30.00/person

Tickets on Sale  Get yours before they are nevermore

Join us on Saturday, October 30th for the return of the popular program, Talking to the Dead: All Hallows Eve and the Victorian Seance, in person!
Embark on the Death and Mourning tour through one of our Victorian historic homes and then enter the Parlour to experience a Victorian seance. Explore the fascination with Victorian Spiritualism and experience the theatrics of a proper Victorian seance.

This program is for 18+ only.

October 4, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN October Schedule
Events sponsored by the Florida Public Archaeology Network that may be of interest:
 
For updates on archaeology events, visit our Events Calendar page.
7
Oct
The Bioarchaeology of Climate Change and Resilience in Bronze Age Arabia
"Zoom into Archaeology" Presentation
3:30-4:30pm CT
Register online to attend
12
Oct
A Hypothetical Bioarchaeological Reconstruction of the Fate of the 1559-1561 Luna Settlement People
Pensacola Archaeological Society Meeting
7:00 pm CT
Register online to attend
15
Oct
Heritage Hikes: Oak Tree Nature Park Hiking Tour
In celebration of International Archaeology Day
9:00am CT
More informationRSVP to attend
19-21
Oct
Virtual Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar
Co-hosted by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
5:00-7:00pm CT each evening
Register online to attend
21
Oct
Virtual Heritage Monitoring Scouts Training
Hosted by FPAN Northeast
9:00-11:00am CT
21
Oct
Drawn to Archaeology: The Art of Scientific Illustration
"Zoom into Archaeology" Presentation
3:30-4:30pm CT
Register online to attend
23
Oct
O.A.R. Fest
Bayview Community Center, 2001 E Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL 32503 
10:00am-2:00pm CT
More information
29
Oct
Exploring Escribano Point:
History and Ecology Kayak Tour

9:00am-12:00pm CT
More informationRSVP to attend
September 30, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
In memoriam: Dot Brown
From the Facebook page:  We are saddened to report the loss of society co-founder Dot Brown. She passed away Sunday at her home. Obituary and Celebration of Life details will be posted when available.
September 28, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
The Difference in DNA Results
From the Facebook page: A breakdown of DNA matches and why it can vary between companies by Genetic Genealogist Robert Estes: Click here for more.