Holiday Lantern Tours come to Historic Pensacola

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UWF Historic Trust museums to participate in Museum Store Sunday campaign

The University of West Florida Historic Trust announces its T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum, Pensacola Children’s Museum and Pensacola Museum of Art will participate in the Museum Store Association (MSA)’s inaugural international shopping campaign Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 26. More than 500 museum from around the world will offer special promotions Museum Store Sunday.

The first 15 customers at each of the three UWF Historic Trust museums on Museum Store Sunday will receive a free gift with purchase. Patrons will find unique Pensacola and mission specific gifts filled with inspirational and educational value including apparel, artwork, books, jewelry, children’s games and activity books, home accessories and more. Proceeds from purchases at the museum stores help support the missions and programming of the museums.

“The general public already loves shopping in museum stores, because they know they can find something different,” said Julie Steiner, president of the MSA Board of Directors and Director of Retail Operations at the Barnes Foundation. “Museum Store Sunday gives people a chance to give back to the community through local non-profit museums, find unique holiday gifts and enjoy an entertaining and educational experience at their favorite museums, all at the same time.”

The museum stores at the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum, 330 S. Jefferson Street; The Pensacola Children’s Museum, 115 E Zaragoza Street; and the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson Street, will be open on Museum Store Sunday, Nov.26, from noon until 4 p.m. Museum store patrons are not required to purchase a ticket to the museum.

For more information on the UWF Historic Trust’s participation, visit or or contact Jeff Nall at or 850.595.5985 Ext. 110.

For a complete list of participating museums and institutions, and for more information on Museum Store Sunday, visit

Holiday Lantern Tours come to Historic Pensacola

The University of West Florida Historic Trust will host holiday guided home tours on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16.

The lantern tours, led by living history interpreters dressed in Victorian finery, will include the Lavalle House, the Dorr House and the Lear/Rocheblave House. Each house will be decorated for the holidays and participants will learn about holiday traditions of the past.

Tours will leave from the Tivoli High House, located at 205 E. Zaragoza St., at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for opening night on Friday, Dec. 1 are $50 per person and include access to a hospitality room throughout the evening. Tickets for the remaining nights are $15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Wendi Davis at 850.595.5985 Ext. 111 starting Nov. 1. Participation is limited to 25 people per tour. Space permitting, tickets may be purchased the night of the tour. Tours last about an hour and are held rain or shine, with no refunds.

For additional information, visit or call 850.595.5985.