Brevard Museum

One Room Schoolhouse

Mrs. Goode's Class: What were one-room schoolhouses like? Students in grades 1-8 all learned together. The oldest sat in the back, and the youngest in the front. They learned history, reading, writing, geography, and arithmetic. The room was heated by a wood burning stove. 

Past Exhibit - Sufin' FLA: A Celebration of Surfing in Cocoa Beach and the Sunshine State


Courtesy of the Florida Surf Museum, 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 way of life. For over 100 years, surfing has played a definitive role in shaping the state and the Space Coast.

Inside the exhibit:

  • Learn about the role surfing has played on the Space Coast.
  • See pictures and videos of Florida surfers.

Fur Trade Florida

In 1763, Spain ceded the Florida territory to Britain in exchange for the Havana, a result of allegiances during the French and Indian War.  Known as the British Period (1763-1783) it marked the beginning of England’s colonization attempts on the peninsula. The dividing line between East and West Florida became the Apalachicola River, with the British colony of Georgia to the north, and the Mississippi River to the west. The territory was sparsely populated with most of the European colonists living in and around St.

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