To the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, home of the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute
As Brevard Museum is the home of The Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute, we stand with our colleagues in opposition to HB803 and SB1054 and encourages you to become involved in protecting your heritage.
These bills open the door to legalized looting and commercialization of irreplaceable cultural resources. Although some treasure hunting clubs use the word "archaeological" in their names, they do not represent the professional archaeological community. Several statewide archaeological organizations, including the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Florida Anthropological Society, have provided information to help explain the impact these bills will have on Florida's cultural resources.
We encourage you to read the attached letter from FAS president Theresa Schober and explore the links provided, and then get involved to help save Florida's rich heritage.