Exhibits

 

recreation exhibit

Recreation on Amelia Island Through the Years

 In May of 2014, the Amelia Island Museum of History unveils its newest temporary exhibit – Recreation on Amelia Island through the Years. The exhibition celebrates the various sport and leisure activities enjoyed by Amelia Island’s residents and tourists.  Recreation on Amelia Island through the years explores the role of the beach and watersports in Fernandina’s development, and highlights the ways that people have enjoyed themselves and passed the time on Amelia Island – including profiles on baseball, golf, tennis, and watersports. Recreation on Amelia Island will remain on display until September of 2014. See it while you can!

 

Upcoming Exhibits

Sept – Dec 2014 “It Came From the Attic: Hobbies”

 

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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