In 1564, French arrivals to this area wrote extensively about native Timucua people who appeared at once both male and female. These Timucua held crucial roles in their society: medics, warriors, and emissaries to the chief. January’s Brown Bag Lunch will be presented by Dr. Bill Birdsong, who will speak about these Timucua two-spirits and their roles in Timucua society. This Brown Bag Lunch will be the first event in the Museum’s year-long speaker series celebrating Fernandina’s 200th anniversary and exploring the last five centuries of history in this area.
Attendance is free and open to the public and attendants may bring their lunch. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. This program is wheelchair accessible. The Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 South 3rd Street.
Watch this program remotely at https://www.twitch.tv/ameliaislandmuseumhistory