Exhibit Opening: Jamaica’s Sunken City: A Glimpse Into 17th Century Port Royal

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History and students of the American Studies Museum Exhibitions course at Texas A&M University present an exhibit featuring artifacts excavated from Port Royal, Jamaica by the Nautical Archeology Program at Texas A&M University.

An opening reception, free of charge and open to the public, will be held at the museum on Saturday, December 11th at 5:30pm.

Students will host an interactive children’s activity simulating an underwater excavation at the museum on Saturday, December 18th from 1-3:00pm.

The Texas A&M University students responsible for the featured exhibit and related materials are enrolled in the American Studies Museum Exhibitions course, third in a series of Museum Studies coursework. The class contributed to the students’ learning of how to plan, create, design, and install a museum exhibit.

Through collaborative research and planning, we proudly present the first exhibition by Texas A&M students of the underwater excavation, conservation, and preservation of Port Royal, Jamaica.