By Amelia Island Museum of History
Come celebrate Fernandina’s 200th anniversary with the Amelia Island Museum of History! We have events planned throughout the year to explore the people and history that defined the last 200 years.
Our monthly Brown Bag Lunch series will explore the island’s eight flags and beyond, taking visitors on a chronological journey through the different groups who have called Amelia Island home. On the first Wednesday of every month at noon, visitors will receive the next chapter in the island’s history, presented by our knowledgeable and entertaining docents!
Throughout the year, we will be celebrating unique aspects of Fernandina’s history through our changing exhibits. Opening on March 15th, “Make Your Voice Heard!” will explore Fernandina’s extraordinary role in the fight for Black and female voting rights. Opening on June 21st, “Voices of Amelia Island” will shine a spotlight on the musicians and songs that soundtrack our island’s history. Opening September 20th, “Voices from West Nassau” will highlight Fernandina’s connection to west Nassau County, following the construction and impact of the Florida Railroad. Opening December 20th, “5 Voices, 5 Centuries” will bring to life 5 historical figures from the past 500 years of life on Amelia Island.
We will also be holding numerous special events throughout the year, like “Songs of the Sea”, presented by the Amelia Island Opera on April 5th and 6th. Also returning is our popular “Graveside Chronicles”, in partnership with the Amelia Island Genealogical Society, on October 12th! Visit our website or stop by the museum for more information about our 2024 events!