newest exhibitBeaches, Creatures, and Cowboys

Amelia Island Museum of History is proud to welcome Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters, a travelling exhibit from the Museum of Florida’s TREX program. Movie producers have been making films in Florida since the dawn of the industry. For a short time in the early twentieth century, Florida rivaled California as the hub for movie making in the United States. The posters and lobby cards in this exhibit depict some of Florida’s most famous films from the early 1920s to the present – including classics like Flipper, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.


Upcoming Exhibits

May  - Aug 2014 “Sports & Recreation on Amelia Through the Years”


Permanent Exhibits

Step back in time and share our stories.

Discovery Ship

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.

Timucuan Village

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.

Historic Preservation

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)

Nassau County

  • An extensive examination of the industries that have shaped Nassau County’s growth over the years. (Photo by Stephan R. Leimberg)

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