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Phone : 904.261.7378


Every third Friday on 3rd Street, the Amelia Island Museum of History hosts historians, authors, and other experts for a thought-provoking lecture on local or regional history. These hour-long lectures range from Florida’s statehood to the history of toys; live oral histories to Yamasee princes. 3rd on 3rd lectures are on the third Friday of every month at 6 pm. Snacks and beverages are available. Admission is free for Museum Members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.


The Indigenous History of Amelia Island
with Dr. Denise I. Bossy

Friday, October 15 at 6pm

Although often cast as background players to the history of European colonization, Native peoples sustained homelands on Amelia Island for far longer than the Spanish, British, or Americans. Drawing on her research on the Mocamas, Yamasees, and Guales, Dr. Denise I. Bossy presents the Indigenous history of Amelia Island: one that centers Native peoples. Dr. Bossy is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Florida.

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

This program will stream on our Twitch Channel and will be available on Facebook afterwards.

For Future Programs check out our Event Calendar


The Cuba Connection: Art from Baracoa, Cuba
Exhibit Opening with Berta Arías
September 2021

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, our new temporary exhibit will open next month. The Cuba Connection: Art from Baracoa, Cuba is a juried art exhibit featuring reproductions of contemporary Cuban artworks.

What is the connection between Cuba and Fernandina? José Martí, Cuban journalist, poet, and revolutionary, stayed in Fernandina in the 1890s to develop the Fernandina Plan, a plot to send men and arms to Cuba to fight for independence. During our 3rd on 3rd lecture at 6pm, Dr. Berta Arias spoke about this unique history. Following the lecture was a reception and exhibit viewing.

Visit our YouTube Channel for more of our 3rd on 3rd Program videos

For questions or for more information please contact Curator Summer Bias via phone at

904.261.7378 x102 or via email at summer@ameliamuseum.org