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“Lightner After Hours” February 22, 2018

Kick off the Weekend in Style at “Lightner After Hours” When Thursday February 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area Join the Lightner Museum at May’s Lightner After Hours event for an evening of enlightening conversation, exceptional music, and exquisite cuisine in Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area.    …

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Curator’s Tour – February 7, 2018

Keeping Time at the Lightner.  A Tale of Clockwork in the United States Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the Museum. The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic…

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Florida Humanities Speaker Series

A fascinating new program series presented by the Florida Humanities Council is coming to the Lightner Museum in 2018! The Humanities Speakers Series showcases three engaging talks and performances focusing on Florida’s history, culture, and people. The speaker series begins March 2018 and ends May 2018. Admission to each program is $10 and is free…

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Rugs So Vibrant, They Almost Glitter!

Written by Angela de Gregory   Mussallem Galleries of Jacksonville, Florida is a spotlight sponsor of the Dressing Downton™ exhibition at the Lightner Museum.  The Lightner was lent a total of ten rare and historic rugs to use in the special exhibition, which are combined into elaborate room settings or vignettes in the Grand Ballroom Gallery. The…

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Camel Adoption, a Great Success!

Written by Angela deGregory, Lightner Museum Curatorial Assistant Adopt an Artifact, a giving program at the Lightner Museum, provides new opportunities for those who would like to give to the museum, by allowing them to donate funds that go directly towards the restoration of items in the museum’s collection.  The “adoption” can be given as…

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Gilded Age Dinner

  GILDED AGE DINNER TICKETS Join us at the Lightner Museum for an evening of Gilded elegance and sophisticated sipping with food historian and James Beard Award-nominated author Ms. Francine Segan, along with guest chef Chase Pritchard and Sommelier Mr. Anthony Porcellini. Here is a look at the hefty resumes of our special guests for…

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Give Back

The Lightner Museum offers a unique way for you to not only give back, but get involved in the community through adopting an artifact at the Lightner. Meet Mercury, a magnificent but broken bronze statue. Our Winged Mercury, made circa 1890 has been stored away for over four decades due to the base (depicting Father…

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IMLS Awards Lightner Museum $25,000 Grant to Improve Collection Storage

The Lightner Museum is the recent recipient of a $25,000 grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to improve its fourth floor collection storage space. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Lightner Museum is 1 of 132 projects chosen to…

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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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