Monday, June 19, 2006

 

Shipwreck and explorers leave treasure trove for museum show

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Orlando Sentinel
June 14, 2006


An exhibition of original works documenting European exploration of the New World will open Friday at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.

The Florida East Coast Pirates exhibition, which includes artifacts and treasures from the shipwreck of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha on loan from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, will be at the museum through Aug. 27.

Featured will be ancient maps, interactive touch-screen computer stations, a cannon, a treasure chest and a weapons collection from the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Details: 386-255-0285.


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