Research and Collections
Fernbank has an active research program focused on Georgia
archaeology that has grown to encompass ecology and geology - an
apt combination of the core sciences found in our natural history
museum. Fernbank's collections also reflect core natural history
topics with key holdings in archaeology, geology, cultural
anthropology, paleontology, malacology and taxidermy.
St. Catherines Island: Key to Georgia's
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is the new home to a
world-class archaeological collection, The St.
Catherines Island Foundation and Edward John Noble Foundation
Collection. Learn more.
The Santa Isabel de Utinahica Project
Research and Public Archaeology
Fernbank Museum of Natural History launched a new research
effort in 2006-a search for the 17th-century Spanish mission of
Santa Isabel de Utinahica. Learn more.
The Dorothy Methvin McClatchey Collection
Thanks to the generosity of Dorothy and Devereaux McClatchey,
Fernbank Museum is home to this stunning collection of 500 objects
of personal ornamentation and decorative arts. Learn