The Timucuan Preserve hosts an impressive collection of over 242,000 Native American, European and historic American objects, from over a thousand years old, to just a few years old. Numerous Native American pottery sherds, lithics, tools, a dugout canoe and a unique owl totem carved by Native Americans about 1300 AD are included in the collection. The park owns pieces of European armor, weaponry and cannon tubes as well as books pertaining to early Florida and U.S. history, and navigation. Everyday goods from the nineteenth and twentieth century, such as tools, buttons and coins are also contained in the collection. The collection from Kingsley Plantation includes objects such as tools, vessel fragments and musket balls. In addition, the collection contains early ambrotypes and other photographic images of Rollins family members as well as additional photographs and stereographs relating to the plantation and nearby areas of Florida.
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Photo by Dr. Robert Thunen, University of North Florida Professor.