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BREVARD MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCE

2018 Calendar 

Temporary Exhibits

All temporary exhibits are included with general museum admission.  

May 11 – December 29th - The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

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

September 15th - December 15th - Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters

This exhibit, from the Museum of Florida History, depicts some of Florida's most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. Producers have been making films in Florida since the dawn  of the film industry. For a short time in the early twentieth century, Florida even rivaled California as th place for movie making. However, a lack of government support, money, and studio facilities hurt the industry in Florida, and while many films still shot scenes in Florida, it wasn't until studios like Universal and Disney began moving in that the Florida film industry began to rise once again.

Colorful, eye-catching posters advertised films and drew people to the movies. Often, several different posters promoted one film, with each image designed to appeal to a specific audience. The posters on display depict some of Florida's most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. They are a part of the Museum of Florida History's permanent collection of Florida movie memorabilia.

Saturday Tours

Life's better with a tour guide by your side! Let one of our trained and talented museum docents lead you through Florida's history from the Ice Age to the Space Age. Hop on one of our 2 pm museum tours. Museum tours are included with general admission. RSVP's are not required but are always appreciated.

Events

Florida Film Series

We will be holding Saturday matinees of a few of the movies showcased in Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters. Matinees start at 1 o'clock and are included with general museum admission.

The Florida Film Series line-up is:

November 3 - Cross Creek

November 10 - The Yearling

December 1 - Follow that Dream

December 8 -  The Barefoot Mailman

December 15 - The Greatest Show on Earth 

 

November 8 - Space Heart Book Reading

"A Wonderful juxtaposition of Science and Sentiment" - Beth Laura O'Leary, author of Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology & Heritage

Thursday, November 8th, Join us for a very special reading, discussion, and Q & A with Linda Buckmaster, author of Space Heart, and Jim Ross, editor of In Season. Enjoy this free event by Burrow Press, held at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science at 7 pm. 

Tickets are not required, but RSVP is appreciated. Seating is First come, first served. Books for sale. Beer/wine by donation.

In 1962, as John Glen orbits the earth and sea turtles lay their eggs, as they have for millennia, on wild Florida beaches just miles from Cape Canaveral, eleven-year-old Linda Buckmaster becomes one of the first children to successfully undergo open-heart surgery. Encountering more of a problem than they anticipated, surgeons improvise a solution using Teflon, a material developed for the space industry. Through the eyes of a rocket engineer's daughter, Space Heart combines prose poems, narrative memoir, and history to juxtapose the natural world of Space Coast Florida in the 1950s and 60s with cutting-edge technology of the early days of the space race.

Linda Buckmaster has lived within a block of the Atlantic most of her life. Born in Miami, she grew up in Space Coast Florida and has been in Midcoast Maine for four decades. Former Poet Laureate of her small town of Belfast, Maine, her poetry, essay, and fiction have appeared in over thirty journals. She has been awarded writing residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studios Center, Kezar Lake in Maine, Landfall Trust in Newfoundland, and Obras Foundation in Portugal.

 

November 22 - Museum Closed for Thanksgiving Day

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