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Gamble Place and Its Many Ecosystems
Gamble Place and Its Many Ecosystems Wed, Nov 15, 2017 Gamble Place, located off of Taylor Road in Port Orange on the Spruce Creek River, is more than just a historic landmark - it is an environmental oasis that can take anyone back to the natural and wild setting of old Florida. James Gamble, an avid ou... Read More

A Showcase for Florida's Natural History
A Showcase for Florida's Natural History Wed, Nov 08, 2017 The Relationship Between the Cici and Hyatt Brown Collection and Nature The Cici and Hyatt Brown collection is a showcase of the diversity of natural history in the state of Florida. For over 150 years, tourists have not only visited Florida for its... Read More

Gravitational Waves from Space Make a Big Splash in Astronomy
Gravitational Waves from Space Make a Big Splash in Astronomy Wed, Nov 01, 2017 A colossal story recently slipped through the cracks of the busy news cycle but has been making big waves in the scientific community. Officially reported on October 16th, 2017, but actually occurring back on August 17th, a major milestone was reach... Read More

The History of Halloween
The History of Halloween Wed, Oct 25, 2017 Halloween has its origins in the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). It was a celebration of the Celtic new year which falls on November 1st of the Gregorian calendar. For the Celts this was the date when the transition from the harvest s... Read More

Greetings from the Great American Eclipse
Greetings from the Great American Eclipse Wed, Oct 18, 2017 When the dark umbral shadow of the moon raced over the United Stations on August 21st, 2017, it was a celestial spectacle that millions of people flocked to witness. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, this was a rare occurrence when the moon complete... Read More

North Wing: A Treasure Trove of Decorative Arts and History
North Wing: A Treasure Trove of Decorative Arts and History Wed, Oct 11, 2017 The many galleries of the Museum's North Wing are full of decorative and fine arts that demonstrate the ever-changing tastes of societies from around the world. Each object contains symbolic value and reflects important attitudes and realities of the... Read More

A Unique Look at Local History
A Unique Look at Local History Wed, Oct 04, 2017 Often local history and culture are under-taught and underappreciated in today’s educational system. Past events, activities, people, and places inform us who we are by reminding us of who we once were. One of the great aspects of the collection in t... Read More

Then and Now - Wedding Photos Recreated at the Museum of Arts & Sciences
Then and Now - Wedding Photos Recreated at the Museum of Arts & Sciences Wed, Sep 27, 2017 We were so excited when we found out that a bride that had been married at the Museum of Arts & Sciences over 12 years ago wanted to recreate one of her favorite wedding photos in the Root Family Museum Train Station with her now growing family. Jess... Read More

An Interview with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Executive Director, Kennith Kimery
An Interview with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Executive Director, Kennith Kimery Wed, Sep 20, 2017 We cannot believe that we are already celebrating our seventh year of hosting the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in Daytona Beach. We are very much looking forward to their concert performances at the Museum on Saturday, September 30th. This ... Read More

Delicious and Refreshing: Over 100 Years of Coca-Cola Advertising Calendars
Delicious and Refreshing: Over 100 Years of Coca-Cola Advertising Calendars Wed, Aug 23, 2017 The first Coca-Cola calendar was released in 1891 when the ownership of the company transferred from the original owner and inventor, John Pemberton, to Asa Griggs Candler. Candler was a strong believer in the new advertising techniques associated wi... Read More

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