ABOUT OUR BROWN BAG PROGRAM
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.
Amelia Island’s Spanish Period
with Kathy Adams
Wednesday, March 6th, at 12 pm
First arriving on the shores of Florida in 1513, Spain and its colonists were a near-constant presence on Amelia Island for over 300 years. Their time here on the Isla de Santa Maria was defined by the rise of religious missions, of local diversity, and of Amelia Island’s second of eight flags. March’s Brown Bag Lunch will focus on this compelling Spanish history and will be presented by longtime docent Kathy Adams. This will be the third event in our year-long speaker series celebrating Fernandina’s 200th anniversary, so join us on Wednesday, March 6th, to learn more about this fascinating history!
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.
“Amelia Island’s French Period” with Margaret Newton
In 1562, the first expedition of French Huguenots landed on the shores of Amelia Island— known to them as the Isle de Mai. This arrival began a short-lived but unique chapter in the region’s history, marked by religious conflict, devastating hurricanes, and the raising of Amelia Island’s first of eight flags. February’s Brown Bag Lunch was presented by Margaret Newton and was the second event in our year-long speaker series celebrating Fernandina’s 200th anniversary.
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.