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Sip and Explore at an Evening Upstairs/Downstairs Tour!

  Join us for our special Summer Evening Upstairs/Downstairs at the Alcazar Tour! The tour will be offered on Saturday, June 9th, Thursday, July 5th and Tuesday, August 7th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. This interactive tour will discuss what it was like to stay and work at the Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age.  Guests will…

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New Summer Tours with Museum Educator

June 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. A Picture Tells a Thousand Words New Educator’s Tours will be offered during the summer months at the Lightner Museum. June’s tour will be a 45-minute interactive tour presented by Lightner Museum’s educator and program coordinator, Ellen Morfit at 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2018.   The tour titled, “A…

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CycleHere Media Wins International Award For Creative Video of Lightner Museum

Behind-the-scenes video chosen out of 2,000 submissions, 40 countries Written by Andrew Gapinski CycleHere Media produced a 30 second video to market the new Gilded Age behind-the-scenes tour for the Lightner Museum. This tour offers guests a glimpse of what the formal Alcazar Hotel was like at the turn of the century. With the feel…

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“Lightner After Hours” May 31, 2018

Sip and Explore the Second Floor! When Thursday, May 31st, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where Lightner Museum’s 2nd Floor Kick off the summer in style by joining the Lightner Museum on May 31, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second floor gallery spaces.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, and…

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Museums are Awesome and so is the Lightner!

Written by Angela de Gregory The American Alliance of Museums recently released a study discussing the impact of museums in communities and the entire United States economy.   Museums as Economic Engines: A National Study Museum Hack broke this study down for us in the simplest of terms: museums generate Gross Domestic Product, museums create…

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Broken Lightner, A Retrospective Series, Part 1

Written by Angela de Gregory Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers had something different in mind for March’s Curator’s Tour, Broken Lightner.  Broken Lightner presented some of the biggest challenges the Museum faces on a regular basis.  Two of these challenges are maintaining the collection and the integrity of the building that was once the Alcazar Hotel.…

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Undressing Downton

The elaborate process of dismantling a blockbuster exhibition.  Work for the Lightner Museum staff was far from over when the Dressing Downton™ exhibition closed its ballroom doors on February 4, 2018. Dressing Downton™ costume curator Nancy Lawson flew in from New York City for the project of dismantling the 36 costumes from the hit PBS…

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants

  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. A Demonstration of Floral Arranging and “Tablescaping” Reminiscent of the English Country Manor. Sunday, July 23rd, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lightner Museum’s East Room. Join us for an illuminating presentation on floral arranging created by Garden Club of St. Augustine members, Cathy Snyder and Marilyn Smith.…

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The Art of Taking Tea

A Dinner Time Tea and Talk Hosted by the Lightner Museum TICKETS   The Lightner Museum will be hosting an evening of education and entertainment for participants to learn about the development and social customs of  “taking tea” – whether Afternoon, High, or a working class dinner tea– while also enjoying period-correct food and service. When:  Wednesday June 14th, 2017…

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Visit Highclere Castle and Treasures of England Tour

The Lightner Museum will be visiting England and its treasures including Highclere Castle, otherwise known as Downton Abbey®, from the popular PBS television series. England’s Treasures is a 13-day trip and includes airfare, transfers, 16 meals and a donation to the Lightner Museum.  The tour departs August 13, 2017, and is $5,399 per person for a double…

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