Residents of Santa Rosa County were transported to the antebellum era and beyond Saturday as the Arcadia historic site opened the Simpson House interpretive center to the public. The Simpson family donated the properties to the University of West Florida in 2011 and 2016. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre […]
After years of study and restoration, a piece of Santa Rosa County history spanning nearly two centuries will be opened to the public Saturday during “Historic Arcadia Heritage Day.” The Arcadia Homestead will be holding a grand opening for the Simpson House interpretive center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., adding its story to the […]
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Visitors to Arcadia Mill, a historical site in Milton, got a lesson in Santa Rosa’s Civil War heritage Saturday during the annual Sawmills and Skirmishes Tour. Tour guides dressed in period attire led groups along the raised boardwalk that twists its way through the Arcadia Mill archeological site. The site still bears some of the […]
Soldier re-enactors walked around dressed in attire they would have worn in the 1860s. Students who have spent the summer working with the Youth Conservation Corps spoke to the crowds that gathered around them about the history of the fort as the sun set behind them. Rain eventually did roll in, but it didn’t put […]
Caleb Pascoe is at historic Fort Pickens taking practice shots with a black powder rifle in preparation for a demonstration later that morning. A family walks by while touring the fort on a sunny Saturday in April and asks Pascoe, dressed in the uniform Union soldiers wore during the Civil War, if it would be […]
When residents of our area have a question about local history, they turn to historian, author and Pensacola State College professor Dr. Brian Rucker. If it happened in Northwest Florida and had any significance, Rucker likely knows about it. “I really should start charging for this. I could make a fortune one quarter at a […]
The Candlelight Tour is a great way for visitors to experience the fort in a whole new light, learn about life at the fort, and the experience of the Civil War soldier at Fort Pickens in 1861. Park rangers, volunteers, and Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members will guide visitors through Fort Pickens with stops featuring […]
Tomorrow morning, Navarre locals Doug, Deborah and Paul Gilmore will wake with the sun in the heart of rural Nicaragua to begin a long day of feeding, building and preaching to the impoverished locals. The Gilmore family is on their eighth mission trip to Nicaragua as part of Light and Life Missions program, a group […]
The Bagdad Mill Site Park, a grassy space on the bank of Blackwater River and Pond Creek, has been named a Florida Heritage Site, an honor awarded to only six locations in Santa Rosa County. A large, black plaque describing the birth of this lumber mill community and its significance during the Civil War stands […]
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