Current Exhibit

It Came From The Attic: Fossils

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to the opening of our newest gaslight gallery exhibition, It Came from the Attic: Fossils, on Friday, June 9th at 6 pm. This brand new exhibition showcases fossil collections our community.  Despite being below sea level for a great deal of its history, Florida has a rich fossil history, dating back to the Eocene Epoch (roughly 56 million years ago) when primitive whales, sharks, and manatees populated its waters.  From the time Florida first rose above the surface around 30 million years ago, the area has been home to a fascinating collection of vertebrates including giant ground sloths, mammoths, mastodons, sabertooth cats, and direwolves.  Fossil remains found in Florida had an invaluable impact on our understanding of the fossil record. We will start the evening off with a panel discussion featuring the collectors who have graciously loaned fossils to our display, and afterwards we will enjoy refreshments, and unveil the new exhibition. There is a suggested donation of $5 for museum members, and $10 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come/first-served, no reservations necessary. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.

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