Historic Arcadia From Home
As a Direct Support Organization of the University of West Florida, the UWF Historic Trust properties and museums are following the guidance of the University of West Florida for COVID-19 precautions. UWF is dedicated to the well-being and health of our organization and community. For COVID-19 updates from the University of West Florida, review uwf.edu/coronavirus.
Phase I Reopening
On Friday, May 22 Historic Arcadia reopened to the public including the Visitor's Center and Museum and Arcadia Homestead.
Limited operations of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays only resumed, allowing plenty of time to sanitize the facilities.
We are operating at 50% capacity at both museum facilities. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we encourage visitors to purchase online discounted tickets that are good for both museums, for one day only. Adult tickets are half-priced at $3 per person and children ages 14 and under are free for a limited time!
Hand sanitizer stations are located at the entrance of both museum facilities. All interactive exhibits have been removed and the children's exhibit must remain closed. The museum store will also remain closed, but online sales are available.
Staff is developing our reopening plan per the suggestions of the American Alliance of Museums which states, "a gradual approach [which] allows your museum to prioritize health and safety while taking progressive steps to restore regular operations."
Juneteenth at Historic Arcadia
We were unable to host a community event this year, but our museum was open to celebrate Juneteenth which marks the date of June 19th, 1865, two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when enslaved people in Texas were finally freed. Miss Moss shared a special story and song underneath the story tree at Arcadia Homestead to celebrate.
Check out these fun resources to use at home!
What is a thaumatrope? Find out below and make one for yourself!
Have you ever thought about how clothes were once made? Learn more about spinning and weaving below!
Help Archie the Archaeologist find his tools in the I-Spy below!
Miss Moss Story Time
Miss Moss has returned to share story time once again under the story tree at Arcadia Homestead!
Archaeology in the A/C
Join us for archaeology in the comfort of your own, air-conditioned home!
Fun with Flora
Check out these short videos about the interesting plants along Arcadia's boardwalk!
Dig Deep to Help Arcadia
Now more than ever, we need your support to continue our mission of promoting life-long learning, community engagement, critical thinking, and historical and cultural understanding within a broad context. Please consider joining the crew and help save Arcadia!