T. T. Wentworth Museum

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A crowd of about 100 people gathered in Pensacola’s historic district Friday morning for the opening of Museum Plaza, a new interactive historic exhibit located directly behind the T. T. Wentworth Museum.

"(This is) a space that preserves and interprets our archeological treasures, and certainly creates a unique canvas for engagement in downtown Pensacola" said Howard Reddy, the Vice President for University Advancement and the CEO of the University of West Florida Historic Trust.

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The folding of a Pensacola-area historical foundation is providing a lovely parting gift for Pensacola State College.

Just before taking action to dissolve the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Historical Foundation Wednesday afternoon, one of its final acts was to award just over $100,000 to PSC for the creation of The Tom and Rosabel Wentworth Chair in American History.

PSC President Ed Meadows says the name “T.T. Wentworth Jr.” has been synonymous with history and learning for students of all ages.

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Officials from Pensacola’s sister city are coming in Tuesday for the annual celebration of the life of General Bernardo de Galvez.

Antonio Campos, the Mayor of Macharaviaya, Spain, is leading the delegation to Pensacola to honor Galvez, whose army defeated the British at Fort George in the 1781 Battle of Pensacola – which was recognized by General George Washington as a deciding factor in the American Revolution.

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As Black History Month gets underway, the T.T. Wentworth Museum in downtown Pensacola is hosting an exhibit of remarkable photographs of African Americans living in Tallahassee in the late 19th century. 

The University of West Florida’s out with its blueprint to transform downtown Pensacola’s Historic District into “Historic Pensacola.” The announcement was made at the Museum of Commerce downtown.

The plan was developed with help from Bill Haley Sharpe Design. It’s aimed at showcasing the historical and archeological assets within the 8.5 acre area that contains 28 properties.

A familiar visitor from Pensacola’s original mother country sailed into the Port of Pensacola Wednesday morning. The Spanish tall ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano is part of Pensacola’s 66th annual Fiesta of Five Flags.

The reception at the T.T. Wentworth Florida State Museum welcomed the crew of the ship, a training vessel that’s the third tallest tall ship in the world.  

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Bernardo de Galvez , the Spanish general who defeated the British at the Battle of Pensacola in 1781, becomes a permanent part of the T.T. Wentworth Florida State Museum on Thursday.

Congressman Jeff Miller will present a Nina Fritz portrait of Galvez to the museum, which itself sits near the battle site in downtown Pensacola. Last summer, he took to the House floor to urge passage of House Joint Resolution 105, granting Galvez honorary American citizenship.

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May 8th was designated “Bernardo de Galvez Day” in Pensacola, where the Spanish general led a 61-day siege in 1781 to oust the British from northwest Florida, in what many call a key battle of the American Revolution.

Renovated T. T. Wentworth Museum Reopens

Nov 25, 2013
UWF Historic Trust

The T. T. Wentworth Museum in downtown Pensacola will reopen on Tuesday after four months of renovations. The first floor of the Wentworth Museum features the same “City of Five Flags” theme but now focuses on everyday life in Pensacola throughout its history. Rob Overton is Chief Operating Officer of the UWF Historic Trust. He said the central gallery on the first floor has taken a welcome center approach.