July 2016

The Destination Archaeology Resource Center and Ozone Pizza Pub are hosting Archaeo Cafe on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. UWF Archaeology Graduate Student Janene Johnston will present her research on battlefield archaeology at the Civil War site of Naturual Bridge. (read more...)

April 2016

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is opening a new temporary exhibit titled "Lest we Forget" inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center on April 22, 2016 (read more)

October 2015

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) hosts a variety of programs and outreach events to help eduate others about the importance of Florida's history and archaeology. (read more)

September 18, 2015

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) partners with the University of West Florida and John the Baptist Church to host the weekend-long event "By These Hands: Vernacular Markers of Pensacola's Historic African American Cemeteries." (read more)

August 17, 2015

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) hosts a new "Paddle through the Past" kayak tour of Deadman's Island on September 24, 2015. (read more)

June 30, 2015

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is opening a new temporary exhibit titled Journey into the Dark: Archaeology of Florida’s Caves inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center on July 1, 2015 (read more)

March 13, 2015

The Florida Public Archaeology Network and UWF Historic Trust have opened a new exhibition on the third floor of the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum titled “Your Florida Archaeology.” The exhibit will be open from March 12 – June 12, 2015 (read more)

February 16, 2015

The Florida Public Archaeology Network and UWF Historic Trust will host Dash Through the Past, a run/walk scavenger hunt race in downtown Pensacola in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month, on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is the first official event in Pensacola to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month throughout March 2015. (read more)

February 4, 2015
The Destination Archaeology Resource Center and Ozone Pizza Pub are hosting Archaeo Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mercedes Rodgers, a ceramic artist and owner of Full Circle Art Gallery in Fort Walton Beach, will present her talk, "ARTifacts: Contemporary Traditions." (read more...)

September 9, 2014
The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is opening a new temporary exhibit titled Lost Virtue: Pensacola’s Red Light District inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center on September 19, 2014 (read more...)

August 18, 2014
The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) and Ozone Pizza Pub are hosting Archaeology Café on Thursday, August 28 starting at 6 p.m. Jacqueline Rodgers, an archaeology graduate student at the University of West Florida, will present her research about the archaeology of Pensacola’s red light district titled “Across the Line: Historical Myths and Archaeological Realities of Pensacola's Red Light District.” It will be followed by an open discussion. While the women who worked in Pensacola’s red light district left few written records behind, archaeology is finally helping to tell their story. Come join us and learn how! (read more...)

April 2, 2014
The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) has opened a new museum exhibit titled Talking Smack: Northwest Florida’s Historical Red Snapper Industry inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center.
Exhibit synopsis: The end of the American Civil War offered almost limitless possibilities for northerners looking to bring business south. Pensacola, Florida, was one of the many southern port cities to bloom in the years following the war. The growth of the red snapper fishing industry in Pensacola contributed prominently to the city’s worldly and unique nature at the beginning of the 20th century. (read more...)

March 27, 2014
The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) and Mary Esther Library are partnering to create a guided archaeology hike through Oak Tree Nature Park. This hour long stroll down trails in Oak Tree Nature Park in Mary Esther will focus on the use of the area by Native Americans and will be led by staff from the Florida Public Archaeology Network. (read more...)

October 11, 2013
The Destination Archaeology! Resource Center (DARC) museum exhibit and FPAN’s Archaeology Lab will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An archaeologist will be available to answer questions at both the museum and lab. At 11:00 a.m. an atlatl workshop will be held on site. A short lecture will explain the origins and mechanics of this ancient dart-throwing device. (read more...)

August 6, 2013
Ever wonder what prehistoric Floridians used before the invention of the bow and arrow? Come learn about this fascinating piece of prehistoric technology used to hunt everything from ancient woolly mammoths to modern squirrels on August 15, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. (read more...)

June 19, 2013
The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) and Heritage Park & Cultural Center (HPCC) are partnering to create an urban hiking archaeological tour of ancient mounds built by prehistoric Native Americans in downtown Fort Walton Beach, FL on June 29, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This program is free and open to the public. Participants will meet at the front entrance of the Indian Temple Mound Museum located at 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach at 9:00 a.m. Total hiking tour distance is ½ mile. (read more...)

May 21, 2013
Today the Destination Archaeology Resource Center announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. (read more...)