Monday, July 12, 2010

Community Appreciation Day 2010

All day FREE admission for

Nassau County Residents

Featuring a one day only natural history exhibit

and hands-on family friendly presentation at 11:00 a.m.

by a ranger from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission.

July 17th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday, July 8, 2010

History of the Human Skeleton

Back by popular demand, the Amelia Island Museum of History is pleased to announce the return of Dr. Rachel Wentz presenting the History of the Human Skeleton on July 9th at 7 p.m. The skeleton provides a framework for muscles and skin, nutrients necessary for survival, and is one of the most essential tissues of the human body. But the skeleton also plays a fundamental role in our iconography. The human skeleton has intrigued, haunted, and amazed us through time. We’ll explore the many uses of human remains and how the bones of our bodies serve as symbolism within human culture. Dr. Wentz is a lively and dynamic speaker who spoke to a packed house this past January on the Windover burial site. The museum is excited to have her back a recommends coming early for a good seat. Admission is free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, please contact Alex at 261-7378 ext. 102.