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Amelia Islander

Women of the Port

Nov 12, 2012 02:00AM
I love to visit the Amelia Island Museum of History and am always impressed with the quality of their exhibits, and how they can fit so much information into that historic and charming brick building, which used to be the county jail. Their latest presentation, “Women of the Port” is a collection of photographs recognizing the contributions made by women in the maritime industry. Put together by the Jacksonville Port Authority, the exhibit celebrates the women striving to break barriers and achieve success while working at Jacksonville’s seaport. The photos display the wide array of jobs held by women, and show how diversity helps to make the Port of Jacksonville a dynamic workplace, as well as one the cities leaders in opportunities for employment.

The Museum is undergoing some renovations right now, and I was surprised to discover that their entrance fee is only $3.50, at present. They have a lot of things going on over the next couple of months, including Brown Bag Lunch lectures, evening presentations called Third on Third, and of course their Holiday Home Tour the end of November. For more information, call them at (904) 261-7378, or visit their web site at www.ameliamuseum.org.