History comes alive at Civil War reenactment

Civil War buffs, area students and spectators had a chance to get a sense of what life was like during the U.S. Civil War era, at a three-day event at the Florida Pioneer Museum and Village in Dade City. The event, held Feb. 28 through March 1, provided an opportunity for school field trips and for museum visitors to immerse themselves in living history displays. Public school, private … [Read more...]

Two museums receive money for special projects

Two museums will receive a financial boost in Pasco County’s fiscal year 2018 budget. The Pasco County Commission has agreed to give $25,000 each to the West Pasco Historical Society Museum and Library in New Port Richey and the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City. The action came at the commission’s Aug. 29 meeting in Dade City. The infusion of cash to the nonprofits stemmed … [Read more...]

Pioneer Florida Museum makes film history

The 19th century Overstreet House at Pioneer Florida Museum & Village aced the audition and got the casting call for its film debut. For two nights, the Dade City museum hosted actors and about a dozen graduate students from the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. The front porch at the Overstreet House will be the setting for a climactic showdown of … [Read more...]

Fish fry and Florida’s history mix on Sept. 11

The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, is situated on 16 acres and has an old schoolhouse, church and general store as part of its attractions. Now, it would like more people to come and see what it has to offer. "One of the issues that we have here is that a lot of people don't know about the museum," said Brenda Minton, event coordinator for … [Read more...]

Musicians, fans celebrate old time music in Dade City

When people listen to songs from the 1960s, they might consider it "old" music. The upcoming Florida Old Time Music Championship also features music from the ’60s. The 1860s, that is. "It's the kind of music that people who lived during pioneer times in early Florida would have actually played," said Jessica Budin, office manager for the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, where the … [Read more...]