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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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Broken Lightner, Part 2

  When the Alcazar Hotel opened in 1888, it became a more distinguished hotel than expected. “The Alcazar Hotel is every bit as great as the Ponce De Leon.” -Henry Morrison Flagler The Casino quickly became the most popular hotel complex in the area for people to gather in, and it was so trendy that […]

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Mercury has found his WINGS!

    The Lightner Museum Adopt an Artifact program allows donations to be made to the museum that go towards the restoration of a specific item in the collection. The Lightner is proud to announce that Winged Mercury has recently been adopted, and will be restored this year! The museum is so grateful to have […]

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Promenade the Alcazar Exhibition

    See artists’ works from St. Augustine and around Florida who participated in the museum’s “Promenade the Alcazar” art contest. The exhibition will be on view July 25th through July 30th, 2018. Free to the public! Use the Café’ Alcazar doors on either Granada Street or Cordova Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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Adopt an Artifact!

    The Lightner Museum is excited to share new items available for adoption through the Museum’s Adopt an Artifact program. The Lightner Museum Adopt an Artifact program allows donors to choose items in the museum’s collection selected by the curator  to restore.    Click here to read about a family that adopted an artifact […]

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New Summer Tours with Museum Educator

July 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m.   Educator’s Tour, July Edition: “What is it?”   Artifacts help curators and historians study the culture of a certain time period, social norms, and customs.  July’s Educator’s Tour will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, at 10:00 a.m.  Guests will be invited to look at specific museum artifacts and […]

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Sip and Explore at an Evening Upstairs/Downstairs Tour!

    This event is sold out! If you are interested in taking an Upstairs/Downstairs Tour, call the Lightner at 904.824.2874   Join us for our special Summer Evening Upstairs/Downstairs at the Alcazar Tour! The tour will be offered on Saturday, June 9th, Thursday, July 5th and Tuesday, August 7th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. This interactive […]

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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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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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