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    Name: Living History, Civil War
    Date: February 27, 2021
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
    Event Description:

    Living History, Civil War

    The Battle of Fort Myers: Saturday and Sunday, February 27 & 28, 2021, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Battle at 2 pm both days. Lawn chairs welcome. No pets, no coolers or outside food. Admission is $5 per person each day.

    February 26, 2021 - 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Friday, School Field Trip Day Only, pre-registration required.

    Admission will be $5 per person (students and chaperones) pre-registration required
    Children under 5 are free
    Credit card required to register online
    Please call (352)567-0262 or email PFMFrontDesk@gmail.com if you have any issues.

    Public, private schools, homeschool groups, or individual families welcome.
    You must have a student with you to attend this educational event.

    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
    ?Cavalry 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
    ?All 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.
    Field Trip day ONLY - You may also bring your lunch and picnic on the grounds. Please dress for the weather.

    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.

    Re-enactors by invitation only, for more information: PFMFrontDesk@gmail.com or 352-567-0262.

    On the menu at Museum Concessions "Cracker Fixins" by the Church and Fire Trucks - Pulled Pork Dinners with yellow rice & black beans, Black Eyed Pea Soup, Cheeseburger, Burgers, Pulled Pork or Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hotdog, Coffee, Desserts, Tea, Soda, Water


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    Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
    15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523
    Phone: 352-567-0262 
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, February 27,2021, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 
    Sunday, February 28,2021,, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    *School Day - 
    Friday, February 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. *Homeschool, Private, and Public Students, teachers and chaperones only
    Contact Information:
    $5 admission each day, under 5 free
    Free parking
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