Date(s) - May 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“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 information contact Summer Bias at 904-261-7378 x 102 or email Summer@AmeliaMuseum.Org
This program will stream on our Twitch Channel and will be available on YouTube afterwards.