Archive for the 'Present/Past Exhibits' Category

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…


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…


Past/Present Exhibits

Special Exhibits add to the diversity of the Lighter Museum experience.   Aside from the Museum’s permanent collection of fine and decorative Victorian era art and relics, special exhibitions are held periodically to showcase the Museum’s collections that usually remain unseen to the public. On occasion, private collections that pertain to the Museum’s holdings are…


America’s Parks

AMERICA’S PARKS I ENCORE EXHIBITION Coming to Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida   The Saint Johns Cultural Council is excited to announce an upcoming art exhibition entitled America’s Parks I Encore Exhibition, which portrays the wondrous beauty of America’s diverse landscapes. The exhibit will be held at the Lightner Museum from June 10 to August…


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…