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Unmentionables

Lightner Museum Curator’s Tour April 6, 2016 at 10 a.m.   April’s Curator’s Tour will focus on the evolution of women’s undergarments and highlight Victorian fashion trends. This talk will seek to “bust” some myths about the dangers of corset-wearing and social extremes ladies of the 19th century sought to achieve.  All unmentionables will be…

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Going Out In Style | Afternoon Showing |

Tickets are no longer available for this event. The Lightner Museum and WJCT Present a Special Screening of Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey Series Finale on March 6.                                                          …

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Major French Artwork gets a Rebirth at the Lightner

One does not have to travel to Paris, New York or London to see world-class art: here at Saint Augustine’s Lightner Museum there are numerous examples of major artworks. On display are such treasures as a Russian malachite urn first exhibited in London’s Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851; a grand escritoire commissioned circa 1806 by…

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It’s Not Too Late! Finish Your Holiday Shopping at the Museum Store

It’s not too late to finish up any last minute holiday shopping at the Lightner Museum Store. The Museum Store will be open on Christmas Eve. The Museum Store is a treasure chest of unique, one of a kind items for gift giving.   As a Museum Store volunteer, some of my favorite items are…

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It’s a Small World!

The Lightner Museum Shares Its Collection of Childhood Gems –  A Curator’s Tour Re-cap Curator Barry Myers leads behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s collections every month.   Curator’s Tours give visitors the opportunity to see museum artifacts that aren’t usually exhibited to the public. In November, the Lightner Museum highlighted some of its finest examples…

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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…

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What do the Lightner Museum (St. Augustine, Florida), the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York) have in common?

  Monumental Malachite Urns, of course!       Malachite, a carbonated mineral associated with copper ores (from which it gets its green color), grows in layers whose intensity of color correlates with different crystal sizes as it is being formed over thousands of years.             By far the largest…

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Adult and Children’s Group Tours

Reserved adult and children’s group tours are an excellent way to get to know the Lightner Museum on a more intimate level. The Lightner Museum plays host to a wide variety of groups including college groups, home school groups, camps, community organizations, religious organizations, clubs, adult educational groups, travel groups, elementary, middle and high school groups.…

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Lighter Museum – the Cat’s Meow

The Lightner Museum celebrates National Cat Day, October 29, 2015! National Cat Day, which is Thursday, October 29, was founded ten years ago by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to make the public aware of how many cats need to be rescued and to celebrate the cats in our lives who give unconditional love and…

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