Lightner Museum Offers 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.


Alcazar pool is drained for a garden party. The pool was drained regularly every few days.

The tour titled, “A Picture Tells a Thousand Words”, will feature historic pictures from the museum’s collection of the Alcazar Hotel. By studying the photographs, visitors can identify what was popular for the hotel’s guests, basic customs and social norms, and compare it to their own life today. Along the way, Morfit will lead visitors through exhibition spaces of the museum’s permanent collection.

Ellen Morfit, Lightner Museum Educator and Program Coordinator joined the museum’s staff in March and brings with her a blast of knowledge, talent and enthusiasm. Morfit holds a Masters Degree in Museum Education and was previously an Educator from the Idaho State Historical Museum. Morfit is working to further grow museum programming and events.

Summer Educator’s Tours are perfect for all ages and will be offered in lieu of Curator’s tours on June 6, July 4, and August 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Guests will be invited to participate in the antique mechanical music demonstration beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monthly Curator’s Tours will resume on Wednesday September 5, 2018.

The Alcazar Hotel boasted a bicycle academy behind the museum along with tennis courts and an archery range.

Please note: the Lightner Museum has recently updated its pricing structure. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.