Exploring and Protecting Our Natural History
The Amelia Island Museum of History is proud to present a brand new Gaslight Gallery Exhibition! We are thrilled to unveil Exploring and Preserving Our Natural History. Take a journey across our beautiful Island and learn how the indigenous people used the land, plants and animals that were available to them. Explore our three major ecosystems, the seashore, the maritime forest and the saltmarsh, and how they all work together in harmony to create the local habitat. Walk in the footsteps of famous Naturalists who visited Amelia Island and find out what you can do to protect our unique environment. This exhibit will be up through February 12, 2017.
Step back in time and share our stories.
The “Margery ” is our new interactive exhibit for children which utilizes discovery based learning. Discovery-based learning is a well known technique used by many museums to teach through play which is so important in exciting and engaging children in a museum setting. On the Discovery Ship children will learn about knot tying and be able to pilot their own ship among other activities.
Amelia Island has over 4000 years of history. Learn about the area’s first residents and see a rendition of a typical Timucuan Village as well as the imposing figure of a Timucuan Chief.
This room shares the story of historic preservation in Nassau County from the movement’s inception to its completion and ongoing challenges.
Footprints in Time
An outline that highlights the fascinating personalities that were a part of Nassau County’s development from the 16th century to present day.
Spanish Missions of La Florida
- Artifacts and stories relating to the Spanish Mission Period of Nassau County’s history. (Photo by Stephan R. Leimberg)
Civil War and the Florida Railroad
- A dual exhibit that examines the conflict on Amelia Island, as well as the impact of one of Florida’s greatest statesmen, David Yulee.
- An extensive examination of the industries that have shaped Nassau County’s growth over the years.