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Intern Spotlight: Kim Weber

Intern Spotlight: Kim Weber     Tell me about all of your travels for your studies.  What is your major and what are your interests? I am studying International Tourism Management at the Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe, Germany. I started my studies in 2015 after visiting the United States for the first time, for…

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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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Lightner Museum Receives Industry Recognition from VCB

Hats Off to the Lightner Museum! Awarded First “Tourism Impact Award” for Dressing Downton™ Exhibition Written by Andrew Gapinski At the St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau annual State of the Tourism Industry meeting, the Lightner Museum was awarded the first ever Tourism Impact Award.  Upon receiving the award, the Lightner Museum was recognized…

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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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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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As Illuminated as Ever!

  Written by Angela de Gregory When visiting the Lightner Museum people probably immediately take notice of the exhibits.  Under the surface however, there are other important details too. For example,  Keeping the Lights on at the Lightner. “Keeping the Lights on,” refers to not only the straightforward sense of the words, but symbolically as well.…

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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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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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