Exhibits

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The Way We Worked – A Smithsonian Exhibit

THE SMITHSONIAN IS COMING!!!!!!!

The Amelia Island Museum of History, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, and the Florida Humanities Council, is proud to present The Way We Worked – a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street program.   The Way We Worked explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.  With their hands and minds hard at work and sweat on their brows, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of nearly every American’s life. Office workers, factory workers, homemakers, truckers and the millions more who keep the nation going through their work make great contributions not only to industry, but also to American culture. The exhibition draws from the rich collections of the National Archives to tell this compelling story.  The Way We Worked will be on display at the Amelia Island Museum of History from December 18th – January 22nd.  Don’t miss it!

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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