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April 26, 2005
Europeans explored what was to them a whole "New World", and exhibits include their exploits, their commerce and the havoc they wreaked by both accident and on purpose to the native inhabitants of the Americas.
Be sure to watch the short film before you walk through the museum. It gives you a background into the history of Mel Fisher, as well as the ships they discovered. You will have a better understanding of the exhibits with the information gained in the film. Exhibits include paintings, artifacts found in the wrecks and a highlight for kids (okay, so I thought it was cool, too!) is touching a bar of pure gold.
From journal Key West - Wild and Wonderful
Saint Paul, Minnesota
December 6, 2002
From journal Exploring from Fort Lauderdale
by two cruisers
August 20, 2006
From journal Key West Kudos
Key West, Florida
June 27, 2006
From journal Florida Keys
by susan alsup
April 27, 2005
From journal Florida Keys Lost
February 2, 2002
The museum displays gold and silver coins, magnificent jewelry, crucifixes, navigational instruments, the gold plate and the gold cup used to detect poisoned wine, and scores of emeralds.
Also on display here are artifacts salvaged from the English merchant slaver Henrietta Marie. One of the few slave shipwrecks ever discovered in this hemisphere, the display includes the shackles used to bind slaves during their nightmarish passage. This was the first time I'd ever seen authentic slave artifacts, and was chilled by their shameful history.
I recommend a visit to the Mel Fisher Museum for a shot of history and an eyeful of beautiful and rare objects.
From journal The Conch Republic
August 13, 2001
From journal Key West is Paradise
October 9, 2000
From journal Home away from home