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Join UWF and the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) for a captivating evening at the Destination Archaeology Resource Center, 207 East Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 for the opening reception of two brand-new exhibits during Gallery Night! Explore the world of local estuarine archaeology as we unveil our latest additions on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks as you mingle amidst these captivating displays. Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of our local history and environment!


Permanent Exhibit: “Estuarine Echoes: Time, Tides, and Human Stories in the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuaries”

Funded by the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program Community Grant, this immersive journey through time explores the crucial role estuaries have played in shaping human history. Discover the intricate relationship between human activity and our precious estuarine ecosystems, from ancient shell middens to modern environmental challenges.


Temporary Exhibit: “Hawkshaw Led You Here”

Curated by UWF anthropology graduate student Ellie Minette, this exhibition chronicles the birth of public archaeology in our city. Delve into the remarkable tale of how Dr. Judy Bense’s visionary project preserved invaluable cultural heritage and sparked a movement. Explore the layers of Pensacola’s past, from a precolonial Woodland Period village to a historic African American neighborhood along Pensacola Bay, and celebrate the ongoing spirit of discovery.

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