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Join the Gillespie Museum and other cultural attractions in the DeLand Area for Smithsonian Museum Day.

Along with its permanent collection of minerals and earth science displays, including one about Smithsonian benefactor, James Smithson (a mineralogist in his own right), the museum will celebrate the opening of a new photographic exhibit

 Sandhill Symphony: A Natural History of High Pine

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Opening Saturday, September 26, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

More than 300 images, taken by Stetson University Professor Peter May (Biology), will introduce visitors to the flora and fauna of this vanishing ecosystem.

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Dates at a Glance


  • Values Day - September 15th
  • Smithsonian Day Exhibit - September 26th
  • Mostly Green Halloween! - Saturday October 31st
  • Fossil Dig at the Museum- November 14th

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