Exhibits

IAA Photography Group presents Historic Details

The Amelia Island Museum of History is proud to present a brand new Gaslight Gallery Exhibition, showcasing the work of the Island Art Association Photography Group. Historic Details is a visual exploration of the architectural details and unique features that make Fernandina’s Historic District a special, historic place. The exhibition will showcase talented members of the IAA Photography Group, who have done a marvelous job capturing the quirky and wonderful elements of Amelia Island’s historic structures.  The exhibition will open on Friday, May 27th, at 6 pm, at the Amelia Island Museum of History (233 S. 3rd St).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Nassau County

  • An extensive examination of the industries that have shaped Nassau County’s growth over the years.
  • Jail Cell

    The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the old Nassau County jailhouse. Explore a recreated jail cell and learn about life as an inmate.

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