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

Phone : 904.261.7378

Each quarter we update our Temporary Exhibit Room with a new Featured Exhibit, so be sure to check back with us frequently.


Our new featured exhibit is Atlantic Amelia.

“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.

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.

Check out the replay of the lecture from the opening on our YouTube channel.


Water/Ways Traveling Exhibit

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 examines 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 is on view at AIMH from until July 2nd.

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.

Support for the exhibition was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.



In September 2021, AIMH opened The Cuba Connection, an exhibit of contemporary works by artists in Baracoa, Cuba. Unable to ship the original works to Fernandina, the Museum created prints of the artworks for display.

The artists intended to simultaneously open an exhibit of the original works, but were unable to do so due to COVID restrictions.

The Baracoa artists were finally able to have their exhibit opening in January 2022, and we in Fernandina watched it live via Facebook Messenger. This is a recording of their exhibit opening at Casa Cultural, the cultural center in Baracoa.

For more information contact our curator, Summer Bias, at 904.261.7378 x 102 or via summer@ameliamuseum.org