Viva Florida 500
Join us on September 27th as we open our brand new 500 years of Spanish Influence Exhibit with special guest Dr. Michael Francis. At 6 pm, Dr. Francis will present: Murder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the Guale uprising of 1597. In the late fall of 1597, Guale Indians murdered five Franciscan friars stationed in their territory and razed their missions to the ground. This presentation explores the uprising and its aftermath, and aims to shed light on the complex nature of Spanish-Indian relations in early colonial Florida. After the lecture we will unveil the new exhibit. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or email@example.com
Oct 2013 – Dec 2013 “Celebrating 500 Years of Florida History”
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. (Photo by Stephan R. Leimberg)