OCALA, FL — A world-class exhibit featuring Native American canoes from across two continents is coming to the Silver River Museum in February.
The Silver River Museum is expanding with the addition of a new 3,000 ft. exhibition wing. The new wing will house the special exhibit “Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas.” The exhibit was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the AEC Trust, Lastinger Family Foundation, State of Florida, and Visit Gainesville.
This world-class exhibit features Native American canoes from across North and South America. It includes several examples from Florida. Exhibits are interactive with hands-on activities for both students and adults.
The Silver River Museum is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm and most holidays. The grand opening of the new exhibit will coincide with the Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival on the weekend of February 15-16, 2020.
The museum expansion project was made possible with support from the Felburn Foundation, The Florida Museum of Natural History, Bowden Construction Services and Innovel Solutions.
For more information, visit: https://www.marionschools.net/silverrivermuseum