Brown Bag Luncheon

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to our next Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, February 7th at noon. We will examine an unusual Loggerhead Sea Turtle skull that was discovered as part of a science building renovation in the late 1970s at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. This “it came from the attic” event triggered an investigation by James Ekstrom.   At that time he was part of the Science Department at the school.  What was unique about this skull was the date of 1800 and other engravings connecting the skull to the early maritime history of the United States as well as the history of the Academy. The investigation involved combing through school records and examining part of a ship’s log that is located at the Peabody-Essex Museum in Peabody, Massachusetts. Join me in following a trail of evidence that points to the skulls origin and why it ended up where it is today.This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.

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