Hours: Mon - Sat: 10 am - 4 pm / Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm

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.


Atlantic Amelia and “The Man Who Swam Inside the Planet”
Exhibit Opening with lecture by Julie Hauserman

Friday, May 20 at 6pm

“Atlantic Amelia” explores the history of our island’s beaches: the shift in society’s view of the beach from terror to pleasure, the evolution of beach culture, and current issues facing our beaches. This exhibit is a local complement to the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit, Water/Ways, which will be on view at AIMH from May 7-June 29.

“Atlantic Amelia” will open with another Water/Ways lecture by Florida author Julie Hauserman entitled “The Man Who Swam Inside the Planet.” Hauserman will give a slide show of powerful images taken inside the planet by the late National Geographic explorer/cave diver Wes Skiles, who grew up in Jacksonville and lived in High Springs before his death in 2010.

This lecture will be held offsite at Amelia Community Theatre, as a traveling Smithsonian exhibit is on display in the Museum’s lecture hall. The exhibit opening will follow back at the Museum next-door.

Attendance is $5 for members and a suggested donation of $10 for nonmembers. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. This program is wheelchair accessible.

Museum on Main Street is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information contact Summer Bias at 904-261-7378 x102 or Summer@AmeliaMuseum.org.

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

For Future Programs check out our Event Calendar


“Florida’s Water Stories”
with Dr. Steve Noll
April 2022

This talk examines the history of human interaction with water in Florida. From the mid-19th century, humans have reshaped Florida by dredging and moving water to make the state more habitable. We will look at what this has done to Florida’s fragile environment and where we stand now regarding Florida and water. Noll is a master lecturer in the history department at the University of Florida.

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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