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    Name: Living History & Civil War Reenactments
    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    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. 
    Battle of Santa Rosa Island at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday

    The Battle of Santa Rosa Island presents an historical backdrop to the reenactment element of our living history presentation. On October 9, 1861 four floating barges containing roughly 1,500 Confederate troops lands under cover of darkness on Santa Rosa Island in Pensacola Bay.

    There will be two informational presentations at the event. The first will tell the story of the Hillsborough River Raid and the recovery of one of the artifacts from a Confederate blockade runner sunk during the raid, right here in Tampa. The second will present the actual Battle of Santa Rosa Island, its combatants, its lead-up, the battle itself, its denouement and its consequences.

    Lawn Chairs welcome, great food, live entertainment, traditional crafters, sutlers, demonstrations, all museum buildings open, and more. 
    - Ladies Tea at the Mabel Jordan Barn 10:30 am on Saturday (2/29)
    (time period dress required to participate but spectators welcome to attend)
    -Time Period Fashion Show at 11:30 am
    - Church Service at the Enterprise Methodist Church 10:30 am Sunday (3/1)
    *Schedule of Special Presentations:
    - The Battle of Santa Rosa Island by David Eckardt
    *Friday 9:30am and 11:30 am
    Saturday & Sunday 1:30 pm
    - The Hillsborough River Raid by James Marshall
    **Friday 10:00am and 12:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm
    - Perspectives on the Civil War
    by Al Stone portraying General Robert E. Lee
    Bret Gordon portraying General Ulysses S. Grant
    - Live music throughout the weekend with "The 7 lbs of Bacon Mess Band"

     Lawn chairs welcome. NO PETS ALLOWED 
    Hearing protection recommended for 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 $4 per person or $5 per person at the gate (unless other arrangements have been made.)  No minimum group size for this event.
    Register www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org

    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
    and more

    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 (FRIDAY ONLY).

    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. 

    Event Media:
    Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
    15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523
    Phone: 352-567-0262 
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, February 29,2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 
    Sunday, March 1, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    *School Day - 
    Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. *Students, teachers and chaperones only
    Contact Information:
    $10 adult, $5 student, under 5 free admission each day, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
    Free parking
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