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

Phone : 904.261.7378


The Amelia Island Museum of History’s Brown Bag Lunch lecture series presents lunchtime conversations with fascinating members of the Nassau County community. Join us at 12pm on the first Wednesday of every month to learn from the people who make our community so vibrant! Audience members may bring lunch to eat during the lectures. Attendance is free and open to the public.


Gregor MacGregor with Chip Kirkpatrick

Wednesday, June 5th, at 12 pm

In June of 1817, a small militia landed on the north end of Amelia Island. Led by the Scottish adventurer Gregor MacGregor, this 55-man troop took control of the island without ever firing a shot! Presented by long-time museum docent Chip Kirkpatrick, this presentation will explore Amelia Island’s most famous charlatan and MacGregor’s period of control here, during which the short-lived Green Cross flag was raised over Fernandina. This chaotic episode of our local history was brief, but left a permanent mark on our community—so join us on Wednesday, June 5th, to learn more!

Attendance is free and open to the public and attendants may bring their lunch. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. This program is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact Jarrett Hill at 904-261-7378 x102 or Jarrett@AmeliaMuseum.org.

Watch this program remotely on our Twitch Channel.

For Future Programs check out our Event Calendar.


The Patriot War with Susan Martin
May 2024

In 1812, a group of “Patriots” seized Fernandina from the Spanish, led by a Revolutionary War hero acting on secret orders from the President. The short-lived Republic of East Florida marked the start of a decade of international powers, pirates, and charlatans alike all clamoring for control over Amelia Island! Join museum docent Susan Martin as she guides you through the tumultuous Patriot War—a war 50 years in the making!

Visit our YouTube Channel for more of our Brown Bag Program videos.

For questions or for more information please contact Curator Jarrett Hill via phone at

904.261.7378 x102 or via email at Jarrett@ameliamuseum.org.