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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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“Lightner After Hours” April 26, 2018

Sip and Explore the First Floor! When Thursday April 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where Lightner Museum’s 1st Floor Come excited to explore the first floor with a new twist to our monthly Lightner After Hours program on April 26, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This month’s social hour will be…

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Curator’s Tour – May 2, 2018

Retail Therapy in the 19th Century Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts tours featuring unique and special treasures of the Museum. May’s tour will be held on the 2nd at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics.   Shopping was alive and robust during the…

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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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