Date(s) - May 7, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free admission to the Museum on May 7th to celebrate the opening of a travelling Smithsonian exhibit, Water/Ways.
From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry, and inspires art and music. The Amelia Island Museum of History, in cooperation with Florida Humanities, will examine water as an environmental necessity and important cultural element as it hosts Water/Ways, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. Water/Ways will be on view at AIMH from May 7 through June 29.
The exhibit is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions.
The exhibit will open with two exciting programs. At 1pm, there will be a panel discussion with representatives from local environmental groups, including the Amelia Tree Conservancy and Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch. Then at 2pm, the Museum will conduct a live oral history with the Foar from Home team about their experiences rowing across the Atlantic. Both of these programs will be held on the Main Stage at Amelia Community Theatre, next door to the Museum.
Admission to AIMH and both programs will be offered free of charge. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. These programs and the exhibit are wheelchair accessible.
Support for the exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Watch this program remotely on Twitch.
For more information contact Summer at 904-261-7378 x.102 or Summer@AmeliaMuseum.org