“mummified cat, Florida history, science museum”
The T. T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum is a museum of history located at 330 Jefferson Street in the Plaza Ferdinand VII in Pensacola, Florida. It is part of the Historic Pensacola Village museum complex. Originally built in the early 1900s as City Hall, the Spanish Revival style building now serves the community as the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. The museum houses a treasure trove of artifacts displaying the rich heritage of West Florida. Named after local historian and collector, T.T. Wentworth, Jr., the museum will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. The original museum was a roadside stand owned by Wentworth, which opened in the suburb of Ensley in 1957. Wentworth was paraphrased as saying, in the 1980s, that he would donate everything in his collection if there could be a permanent location to house his collection in Pensacola. A state grant was signed by Governor Bob Martinez to allow the city to renovate the old city hall, and the museum was officially opened in 1988. Only one floor is dedicated to Wentworth's eccentric collections — which includes a mummified cat, among other things. The other two floors illustrate life in the Florida Panhandle over the centuries, some of the more mainstream artifacts coming from Wentworth's collection. The other floors house a science interactive museum for children.
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T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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