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BREVARD MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCE

Spring 2018 Calendar

Jan 20 – Indian River Anthropological Society Meeting and Program

            Join the Indian River Anthropological Society at the Brevard Museum, Saturday, January 20th for another exciting presentation on Florida anthropology! The IRAS meeting will begin at noon, and the program and presentation will start at 1 pm. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Enjoy a lecture and visual presentation by geologist Dr. Randall W. Parkinson, Florida International University, Sea Level Solutions Center, Miami, Florida. Dr. Parkinson will discuss a National Park Service pilot project to identify one or more strategies to mitigate the destructive effects of sea-level rise on high priority archaeological sites in Biscayne and Everglades National Parks, to best preserve the natural and cultural heritage assets of these important sites.

Feb 23 – Game Day – Held at the Veterans Memorial Center

Bring your favorite cards, games, and friends to the annual Game Day! Sponsored by the Guild of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. Enjoy a home-cooked buffet, raffles, and door prizes on Friday, February 23rd from 10 am – 2 pm. Your $15 donation supports the Brevard Museum. This event is held at the Veterans Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek, Merritt Island. For tickets contact Ann Galetta at 321-735-8603 or Beth Timmons at 321-636-9265.

Temporary Exhibits

All temporary exhibits are included with general museum admission.

Current – Feb 3 – Surfin’ FLA: A Celebration of Surfing in Cocoa Beach and the Sunshine State

Surfin’ FLA is a glimpse into the story of surfing in Florida. It is a collective narrative of passion and fascination with both a sport and a way of life. For over 100 years, surfing has played a definitive role in shaping the state and the Space Coast.

Current – Feb 16 – Florida Before Statehood

Created as part of Viva Florida, a celebration of over 500 years of Florida history, this exhibit from the Museum of Florida History examines the people and events that shaped the state we all know today.

Feb 9 – May 5 - Cocoa: A Hometown History

From foundations to future, our first Hometown History exhibit takes a look at our very own Cocoa.

Feb 23 – March 31 – Time to Shine: Mismatched Items from our Collection

Some of our collections items are anxious for their time to shine. See our favorite random assortment of historical objects, artifacts, and specimens.

April 7 – April 28 – Paintings of Nostalgic Florida: the Original Highwaymen Artists

View stunning scenes of Florida landscapes and learn about the state’s unique Highwaymen Artists. Featuring works and demonstrations from R.L. Lewis and others.

May 11 – September 29- The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

Celebrate 150 years of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse History with this special exhibit from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation.

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