Mayport Village: On the River of Change


Thu 08-11-16


Sun 11-27-16

Mayport Village PostcardExhibit Extended!!

Due to the extreme popularity of this exhibit, “Mayport Village: On the River of Change” will be extended through Sunday, November 27.

Presented by The Beaches Museum & History Park and opening on August 11, “Mayport Village: On the River of Change” is part of a series of events that will continue through October, and include items of interest to railroad enthusiasts, film buffs and students of archaeology.

Focus of the Mayport Village exhibit will be the history of the area, beginning with the Timucuan Indians who inhabited the southeastern United States for more than 5,000 years, followed by the French who first settled in 1562. The timeline continues into the early 1800’s when the area really began to grow, and ends with Mayport in the 21st century.

For additional information on this very special series of activities please contact The Beaches Museum & History Park at 904-241-5657.

Aug. 11 Exhibit Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m.
Stop by for a first look at the exhibit, some steamed shrimp and meet the people who made this exhibit possible.

Aug. 27 Mayport Village Storytellers at 1 p.m.
Come hear tales (some taller than others) of life and adventure in the Village.

Sept. 10 Riding the Rails: Pablo Beach Train Day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Visit the History Park for an incredible day of all things trains!

Oct. 13 Special Feature! at 5:30 p.m.
Screening of The Flying Ace in partnership with Norman Studios, at the Museum Chapel.

Oct. 27 Boardwalk Talk at 5:30 p.m.
Johnny Woodhouse shares the story of the sinking of the Donald Ray.

Oct. 30 Mayport Cemetery Tour at 1 p.m.
Take a historic walk through the Mayport-Pablo Cemetery (Reservations required).

All events are free to Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members.

The exhibit is supported by The Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry, Safe Harbor Seafood, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Chao Framing.

For additional information on this very special series of activities, please call 904-241-5657.