The Amelia Island Museum of History opened its newest exhibit - Shrimp Festival: 50 Years and Counting – on April 5th, at 6pm. Since its inception in 1964, The Amelia Island Shrimp Festival has grown into a major regional attraction, which brings over one hundred thousand people to Fernandina Beach, and features over four hundred vendors selling art, crafts, and local food. Shrimp Fest: 50 Years and Counting will celebrate the undeniable impact that the festival has had on our local history. The exhibit will explore the festival’s evolution and will include images and objects from throughout its half-century of existence.
April-June 2013 “50th Anniversary of the Shrimp Festival”
July-Sept 2013 “My Feet, Our Path”
July 13-Aug 24 2013 “Journey Stories”
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)