T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
330 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 - United States
The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum is housed in the 1902 Spanish Revival former City Hall. The museum houses three floors of exhibit space displaying Pensacola’s rich heritage. Named after local historian and collector, T. T. Wentworth, Jr. The first floor, Pensacola: City of Five Flags, provides an overview of Pensacola’s long history from pre-contact to modern times.
The first floor displays the City of Five Flags exhibit highlighting Pensacola's history as the city of five flags as well as the archaeology and historic preservation that is so important to our city. The second floor galleries include: Punksacola: Reflections of a Subculture; Cotton Fields to Congress: The Life and Career of Earl Hutto; Greetings from Pensacola; Pop Up: Pensacola Mardi gras; Best of Show Escambia County History Fair and in the large central gallery, Trader Jon's. Trader Jon's was one of Pensacola's top tourist destinations for decades (1953-2003) made popular by the eccentric Martin "Trader Jon" Weissman. It was a safe haven where young flight students, military personnel, astronauts, movie stars, politicians and local characters could all enjoy a cold drink and the chance to catch Trader in matching socks. The beloved Pensacola establishment was featured in the film "An Officer and a Gentleman" as the bar TJs. The third floor gallery will display Lessons In Ink and Superheroes: Paper to Screen.
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