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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.
September 9, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Library extends Ancestry access
From the Facebook page: West Florida Public Libraries has extended at-home access to Ancestry through December 31, 2021. You must log in to your library account, and then log in to Ancestry using the Temporary Access link under Resources/Genealogy. Librarian Sandra also says, "I have found that one needs to clear the browser history occasionally to make it work correctly."
September 1, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN September Schedule
2
Sept
Archaeology Arcade: Barrow Hill
with special guest Emma Dietrich
12:00-1:00pm CT
More info; join us live on Twitch at this date and time
6
Sept
FPAN Offices Closed
Labor Day
9
Sept
Archaeo-astronomy: Human Connections to the Sky and Beyond
"Zoom into Archaeology" Presentation
3:30-4:30pm CT
Register online to attend
14
Sept
Presidios of Spanish West Florida
Talk hosted by the Pensacola Archaeological Society
7:00pm CT
Register online to attend
23
Sept
Filled with the Spirit: Exploring the Antebellum Practice of Hush Arbors
"Zoom into Archaeology" Presentation
3:30-4:30pm CT
Register online to attend
24
Sept
Balance on the Blackwater:
History and Ecology Kayak Tour

9:00am CT
More informationRSVP to attend
August 27, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Diahan Southard Newsletter
From the Facebook page: Genetic genealogist Diahan Southard offers a free newsletter on DNA analysis. It includes ads for her book and paid workshops. It also loops you in to free online classes and discount codes for her products and services. Click here to try it out, and if it doesn't suit you, you can always unsubscribe.
August 20, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Tips for Breaking Through Brick Walls
From the Facebook page: We all have a brick wall somewhere in our family tree. The Shamrock Genealogist offers a few tips for breaking through those barriers. 
August 12, 2021 By: Erin Renfroe
Preserving Your Family's Stories
From the Facebook page: All families have a story of something that went wrong. Are you preserving your stories for posterity? Click here to see an example of family storytelling.