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How do you like them odds?

  A message from Lightner Museum volunteer, Franne Entelis   Hey Guys— Winning at cards, game tables, state lottery, etc. is not my thing. I immediately dismiss the opportunity to take a chance with a familiar phrase—“Aw shucks…I NEVER win anything!” BUT- in the case of the Lightner Museum drawing-by-chance, I am encouraging everyone to…


Major French Artwork gets a Rebirth at the Lightner

One does not have to travel to Paris, New York or London to see world-class art: here at Saint Augustine’s Lightner Museum there are numerous examples of major artworks. On display are such treasures as a Russian malachite urn first exhibited in London’s Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851; a grand escritoire commissioned circa 1806 by…


A TOAST to the Lightner Museum!

          If you have ever been to the Lightner Museum, you may have noticed a small exhibit, tucked away amidst hundreds of glass and porcelain figures of old fashioned toasters. Many overlook it, and some don’t even notice it. But, the small toaster exhibit on the second floor holds a special place in…


What do the Lightner Museum (St. Augustine, Florida), the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York) have in common?

  Monumental Malachite Urns, of course!       Malachite, a carbonated mineral associated with copper ores (from which it gets its green color), grows in layers whose intensity of color correlates with different crystal sizes as it is being formed over thousands of years.             By far the largest…


Lighter Museum – the Cat’s Meow

The Lightner Museum celebrates National Cat Day, October 29, 2015! National Cat Day, which is Thursday, October 29, was founded ten years ago by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to make the public aware of how many cats need to be rescued and to celebrate the cats in our lives who give unconditional love and…