1850s come to life at Pioneer Florida Museum and Village

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History comes to life this weekend in Dade City.

The Pioneer Florida Museum and Village is hosting two days of Civil War reenactments.

FOX 13’s Chip Brewster visited the village Friday to learn first-hand about what life was like 150 years ago.

Crews were setting up camps for the re-enactments. Nearby musicians played stringed instruments and a pioneer woman cooked some Johnny cakes on an iron skillet and an open flame.

Throughout the weekend, visitors will have the chance to see all this and more through the living history of the museum.

There will be musical performances throughout each day, demonstrations of food preparation, daily mock battle reenactments, and a look into how folks lived in the 1850s and 1860s in Florida.

The grounds will be open Saturday starting at 9 a.m., with a ladies’ tea planned at 10 a.m. (Period dress required, but spectators are welcome.)

Sunday, gates open at 9 a.m. with a church service at 10 a.m. The camps close each day at 5 p.m.

For more information and a full list of events and activities, visit https://www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org/.