2022 Upcoming Events

Event and class information listed below

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August 13, 2022, Finding Roots - A Genealogy Workshop and Heritage Event, 12 - 3 pm
 

Event Schedule:

12:00pm – Introduction by museum associate curator, Andy Warrener


12:05pm – Presentation: ‘Researching Your Civil War 
Ancestor and His Kit Using Fold3’ by Caleb Greinke


1:00pm – Presentation: ‘DNA Doesn’t Lie’ by Elaine Powell


2:30pm – Presentation: ‘Navigating Early Virginia Records

 

List of organizations in attendance:

  • Jamestown Society
  • Central Florida Genealogical Society
  • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Tent #11
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp #4
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Echebucsassa Chapter
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Order of the Confederate Rose
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
 
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August 13, 2022, Finding Roots - A Genealogy Workshop and Heritage Event, 12 - 3 pm
 
Regular museum admission 
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Classes: 
 

Introduction to Weaving
This class is an introduction to weaving with an emphasis on multi-harness looms. In this class you will prepare a table loom and weave a sampler on it. As you make the sampler you will learn the parts of a loom and their functions. Other topics include weaving terms and tools. Other types of looms will also be discussed. All tools, yarn and looms are provided for this introductory class.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE: Please Contact Marilynn Ory (405)-250-5473 voice or text.

 

Class fees are $25 for the first class and $20 for follow-on classes.

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2022 Weaving Classes, 10 am - 2 pm
  • September 10
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 10

 

 
 
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October 2022 – April 2023

More information to come. Save the dates!

Oct. 8, 2022: Scarecrow Festival, 9 am. - 5 pm.

 

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Oct. 8, 2022: Scarecrow Festival, 9 am. - 5 pm.,

A spectacular Fall Festival, build your own Scarecrow, pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting, vendors, blacksmith, model trains, demonstrations, children’s games, children’s arts and crafts, and live entertainment. Sphere's Bubble Show (As seen on America's Got Talent), the Geared Up Band, Soccer Collies, Costume Contest and more! Visit downtown Dade City for additional Scarecrow Specials.

Vendor applications

 

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Oct. 29, 2022: Living History - Seminole War, 10am.- 4 pm. 

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Oct. 29, 2022, Living History - Seminole War, 10am.- 4 pm. 

 More information is coming soon.


Field Trip Day, the day before 9 am – 1 pm. (Friday, Oct 28)

Pre-Registration Required, click here for more information, registration and lesson plans.

Please pay securely for your field trip, click here. (Pre-payment is required.)

*Reptile Show is only during the field trip day 10/28/22

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
SS.4.A.1.1: Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.
SS.4.A.3.10: Identify the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars.

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Nov. 19, 2022: Living History - Civil War, 10 am.- 4 pm.

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Nov. 19, 2022: Living History - Civil War, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Battle at 2 pm Saturday


Field Trip Day, the day before, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022,  9 am – 1 pm. 

Pre-Registration Required, click here for more information, registration and lesson plans.

Please pay securely for your field trip, click here. (Pre-payment is required.)

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.

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Dec. 3, 2022: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 am.- 4 pm.

2022 Pioneer Christmas

Dec. 3, 2022: Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Wonderful unique vendors, petting zoo, children's activities, games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, food, gnome hunt, museum buildings decorated for Christmas, with docents, many in time period attire. Also visit downtown Dade City for additional Christmas sales!

Vendor applications

 
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Dec. 9, 2022 Dade City Christmas Parade, Downtown Dade City, 7 pm.      (Entry and sponsor information coming soon.)

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Dec. 9, 2022 Pioneer Christmas Parade, Downtown Dade City, 7 pm.      (Entry and sponsor information coming soon.)

Friday night, downtown Dade City, please visit the many restaurants and merchants that stay open and have specials for this annual downtown event. Parade float applications will be accepted ONLINE only starting by the end of August, 2022: Application deadline: November 12, 2022, 5 pm. Pre-approval is required for all entries into the parade. All float entries in the parade must be family friendly, have lights and fit the intended theme, which is a small-town Christmas parade, with the emphasis being on children & families. Sponsorship opportunities will be available starting the end of July. Non-profit 501(c)3.

We already have all the outside vendors that we need. Thank you.

 

SAFETY

The most important part of parades is staying safe, creating memories and enjoying family fun.

Have a safety plan. Before you head out to the parade, talk to your children about parade safety, stay back off the roads during the parade, away from the floats, watch for vehicles, stay together, don’t fight over candy or beads.

ALWAYS keep track of your children! Be as certain as humanly possible as to where they are and what they are doing. Always emphasize to your children that if they become lost or wander away from family members, they can always approach a uniformed police officer for assistance! Point out any police to your kids as you make your way to your parade viewing spot. Designate an area where kids/family can meet you if you get separated.

Plan a buddy system. If you are going to the parade with a large group of people, or you have a large family, set up a buddy check before you leave. Pair off members of the family in groups of two. Make sure there is always an older person with the youngest children. Let family members know that they must stay with their buddy and not separate for any reason. Stay charged. Before leaving your house, make sure everyone has charged their phones.

NEVER attempt to run in front of a float or reach under one in an effort to grab any item, such as beads or candy! NEVER grab on to a float. NEVER get close enough to a float that the crowd may push you either into it or under it! NEVER throw items toward a float, parade entry, band or at any of the float riders. NEVER throw items from one side of the street to the next.

Practice NIGHTTIME SAFETY. Be sure you are lit up. Consider purchasing glow sticks, reflective clothing or flashlights. Having a light to carry or wear may help ensure your kids are seen at night. Cross the roads at the corners or crosswalks. Assume vehicles cannot see you. Use sidewalks whenever possible.

Please report any suspicious or unsafe activity immediately to the nearest police officer.

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

No pets, please. There will be lots of people and children, loud noises, and horses. Not a good situation for pets.

No smoking please.

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Jan. 14, 2023: Raising Cane & Moonshine Festival, 10 am.- 4 pm.

 2023 Raising Cane Moonshine Fest

 

Jan. 14, 2023: Raising Cane & Moonshine Festival, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Sugar Cane Syrup Making, Southern Syrup-Makers tasting competition, food, speakers, vendors, Axe Throwing, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, working Blacksmiths, model trains running, all museum buildings open, demonstrators, Moonshine stories, exhibit, and samples. all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire. More to come.

.Vendor applications

 

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Feb. 4, 2023: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 am.- 5 pm.
Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon

 

2023 Farm Festival Quilt Show NO BAND INFO

 Feb. 4, 2023: Farm Festival and Quilt Show, 10 am.- 5 pm.
Southern Draft Horse Pull at 12 noon

Quilt Show ALL day, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, food, vendors, blacksmith, model trains, demonstrations, all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire.  More information is coming soon.

Vendor applications

 

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Mar. 4, 2023: Cracker Cowboy Day, 10 am.- 4 pm.

 

2023 Cracker Cowboy Day

 

Mar. 4, 2023: Cracker Cowboy Day, 10 am.- 4 pm.

 

Cowboy Poetry, live entertainment, cow whip making, wood plank branding, whip cracking, head and heal roping, children’s roping, petting zoo, vendors, blacksmith, model trains, demonstrations, the Geared Up Band, food, speakers, storytelling, all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire.

 

More information is coming soon. Vendor applications

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Mar. 25, 2023: Jelly Bean Fling, 10 am. - 4 pm.

 

2023 Jelly Bean Fling

 

Mar. 25, 2023: Jelly Bean Fling, 10 am. - 4 pm. 

Vendors, blacksmiths, model trains, demonstrations, children’s games and crafts, live entertainment, the Geared Up Band, petting zoo, food, egg hunt, all museum buildings open with docents, many in time period attire and a bunny. Free family photos. Also check out the Spring Sales in downtown Dade City.

More information is coming soon. Vendor applications

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 Apr. 22, 2023: Living History WWII Reenactment, 10 am.- 4 pm.

2023 WW2 Living History Event

Apr. 22, 2023: Living History WWII Reenactment, 10 am.- 4 pm.

Battle Reenactment 2 pm

More information is coming soon.


Field Trip Day, the day before, Friday, April 21, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm. 

Pre-Registration Required, click here for more information, registration and lesson plans.

Please pay securely for your field trip, click here. (Pre-payment is required.)

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
SS.4.A.1.1: Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.8.1: Identify Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

SS.912.A.1.2: Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to identify author, historical significance, audience, and authenticity to understand a historical period.

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Please wash or sanitize your hands often. The museum frequently sanitizes common areas and has hand sanitizer available. If you are sick, please stay home. The health and safety of our staff, guests and volunteers is our highest priority. 

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