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    Name: Eyewitness to History: A Civil War-era living history event
    Date: September 12, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Florida is often overlooked when it comes to Civil War history. Yet, the Sunshine State contributed the highest percentage of Civil War soldiers to the Confederate states than any other Southern state. Florida also contributed four regiments that fought for the Union during the war. She was also the South’s primary supplier of beef and salt for the second half of the war.

    This event brings in the reenactment group, the Liberty Guards who will be portraying McCants’ Artillery (Army of Tennessee) and performing firing demonstrations with their three-inch ordinance rifle. Living historians from the 7th Florida Company K will be giving presentations on the 7th Florida as well as the 7th New Hampshire. Company K (7th Florida) was comprised mostly of residents from Tampa and fought with the Army of Tennessee.

    The 7th New Hampshire fought extensively in Florida under Union general Truman Seymour, including the pivotal Battle of Olustee in 1864. Capping off the event will be a salt works presentation. Floridians able to produce salt from seawater were exempted from draft into the army and salt works operations large and small proliferated all along Florida’s coast during the war. More information will be posted on pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

    Lesson Plans - https://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/floridacivilwar/lessonplans/
    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.   

    Regular museum admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, under 5 free

    The health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our highest priority. Bring your hand sanitizer and masks.. Please follow social distance guidelines, we have plenty of room, 6+ acres of outdoor and indoor space. We sanitize common areas frequently throughout the day.
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    Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
    15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, September 12, 2020, 11 am - 3 pm
    Contact Information:
    Andy Warrener, Brian Swann
    Regular museum admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, under 5 free
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