Pensacola Heritage and Interesting Exhibits at the T.T. Wentworth Florida State Museum!
Make this a Must See stop for any trip to the Downtown Pensacola area.
Residents and visitors alike will enjoy exploring the 3-floor building filled with the history of Pensacola and interesting exhibits. The museum was erected to honor a local historian and collector, T.T. Wentworth, Jr.
|The man who inspired this wonderful museum.|
Open to the public, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Located 330 S. Jefferson Street, near the Historic Pensacola Village.
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|T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum|
There is so much to see and learn over at the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
|Let's Go Inside!|
On the first floor, the heritage of Pensacola is on permanent display. Walk around rooms filled with artifacts of how Pensacola was founded and grew into the center of activity for the Northwest Florida area.
Dive into the history of the City of Five Flags, but make sure to stop by the front reception desk to get the scoop on all the features of the museum and the changing exhibits throughout the museum.
|The ongoing historical preservation effort by West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. - a community service organization of University of West Florida.|
The second floor is home to several interesting exhibit spaces. They change throughout the year to present a wide scope of topics.
Some of the featured exhibits include:
- Pensacola Fabulous Festivals
- Blue Wahoos
- Rox Camera Shop
- Pensacola and the Civil War
The Blue Wahoos! Learn about the history of baseball in the Pensacola area and about the growth of the minor league team. They play at the Bayfront Stadium and are an AA-affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
Explore the world of early photography! The Camera shop exhibit has several displays of vintage cameras with information about the beginning stages of the film industry.
Back by popular demand! T.T. Wentworth, Jr.'s collection of unusual artifacts. Originally, T.T. Wentworth, Jr. had his collection for display on the road in Ensley, a small city north of the Pensacola area. In 1988, Gov. Bob Martinez signed a state grant to renovate the city hall building into the museum we see today. His collection consist of several items of historic significance to the Pensacola area as well as other eccentric items that T.T. Wentworth Jr. gathered. You have to see for yourself!
Guantánamo Public Memory Project is a traveling exhibit that the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum hosted on the third floor of the building. In 2012, students from 11 universities, including University of West Florida, came together with the goal of spreading an informative presentation of how an obscured Guantánamo Bay reflects people and issues happening in their own communities.
Each student group put together a panel; Some questioning aspects of Guantánamo and others exploring the rich culture of Guantánamo Bay. The exhibit brings to life the stories of people that have been affected or have a connection to Guantánamo.
The exhibit was closed at T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum on June 23, 2014.
Interested in the GTMO Project? Want to learn more? Go to http://gitmomemory.org/ for more information about the project and the personal stories.
If you have any questions, please contact the T.T. Wentworth Museum. (850)-595-5990 or visit their website, http://www.historicpensacola.org
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See you at the T.T. Wentworth Museum!
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