August 5 through September 14, 2017

“1001 Inventions combines science and history, the Museum’s two main disciplines, and it creates a platform for learning, helping to connect and build a global community,” said MOSH curator Paul Bourcier. “It’s important for people to know that, throughout history, people from all different cultural backgrounds have made important contributions to the world in which we live. These cultures still exist today, and they’re here in Jacksonville. Whether your interest is in gardens, games, fabrics, fashions, clocks, cameras, medicine, math, languages, art, astronomy or geography, you’ll find something fascinating in this show.”


August 14: Vision into Muslim Culture and Inventions: Ibn al-Haytham

Dive deeper into our understanding of vision, light and optics from the Golden Age of Muslim civilization to modern period. In collaboration with the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens’ exhibition, Ink, Silk and Gold: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, join MOSH’s guest speaker, Professor Charles Falco, who will explore inventor, philosopher and thinker, Ibn al-Haytham and his contribution to modern science and technology. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: FREE

Jacksonville has a substantial Muslim population and is home to one of the largest concentration of Arabs in the United States. The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) presents a poster exhibit, 1001 Inventions: The Muslim Scientific Heritage in Our World, that sheds light on the significant scientific contributions made by men and women of many nationalities and cultures during the creative golden age of Muslim civilization that stretched from Spain to India from the 600s to the 1600s.

The exhibit is presented in conjunction with Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Both exhibits reflect the current Cultural Fusion theme, LIFT EVERY VOICE, which amplifies, through collaboration, the stories of our community’s unique cultures, causes and people. Cultural Fusion’s mission is to advance collaboration among the arts and cultural organizations in our community.

For more information, visit or call 396.MOSH (6674)

1001 Inventions, is sponsored by Yousif and Manar Abubakr; Naeem and Naeema Haider; Parvez and Savana Ahmed; Mohammed and Roula Mona; Seema and Khwaja Shaik and Yildirim and Santi Sivar.

About MOSH

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12.50 for adults; $10 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members. Admission is $5 on Fridays. Learn more at

Based on her continuing work to expose racial injustice in her community, she was also asked to speak at an annual event commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. by the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This year, she received the Jacksonville Junior Chamber’s “Jacksonville Influencer” award at the Outstanding Young Professionals Awards.