The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) in Daytona Beach is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area’s largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Cindy and I have been to many museums but nothing like this except for the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
So far, Cindy and I have been to two state parks: Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, and now Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, Florida. This is the first of several posts I am going to make about Koreshan’s history and uniqueness.
In 1869, Dr. Cyrus Teed, an alchemist, was shocked into unconscious in his laboratory and conceived in a vision what would become known as “Koreshanity”, having what he called his “illumination,” where he saw God as a beautiful woman who revealed to him a series of universal truths which formed the fundamental principles of Koreshan belief. Seventeen years later the Koreshan Unity was formed in Chicago. Continue reading Koreshan State Historic Site and The Koreshan Unity Settlement→
Today I was allowed to go on a sea turtle nest patrol with park ranger Drew Turner and we found a new nest of turtle eggs. Sea turtles only come in at night to lay eggs and the park rangers only go out in the morning at sunrise to see if any have come to shore and laid their eggs.
As we drove down the beach we looked for turtle tracks leading up to the sand dunes. We were told by a man named Doc that he had seen turtle tracks further down the beach and we headed towards the tracks. Continue reading My First Turtle Nest Patrol→