The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to watch its next
3rd Friday on 3rd Street program on Friday, May 21st at 6:00 pm.

Fort Clinch, Fernandina and the Civil War

with Frank Ofeldt

Ofeldt will discuss his newest book, Fort Clinch, Fernandina and the Civil War, published by The History Press. The lecture will cover the role that the fort and Fernandina played during the war, from the build-up of Confederate forces to the seizure and occupation by Union forces. Additionally, he will speak about how Fernandina was a safe haven for former slaves seeking freedom and how veterans worked together after the war to bring Fernandina into its Golden Era.

Attendance is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Masks are mandatory. Seating is limited, first come, first served. This program is wheelchair accessible.

For questions or for more information please contact Curator Summer Bias via phone at 904-261-7378 ext. 102 or via email at summer@ameliamuseum.org .

This program will stream on our

Twitch channel

and will be available on Facebook afterwards.