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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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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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Past/Present Exhibits

Special Exhibits add to the diversity of the Lighter Museum experience.   Aside from the Museum’s permanent collection of fine and decorative Victorian era art and relics, special exhibitions are held periodically to showcase the Museum’s collections that usually remain unseen to the public. On occasion, private collections that pertain to the Museum’s holdings are […]

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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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Art Contest

  CALLING ALL ARTISTS $1,000 CASH PRIZE the Lightner Museum is hosting a contest for its upcoming anniversary event on October 19, 2018, “Promenade the Alcazar.” This event will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Alcazar Hotel and the 70th anniversary of the Lightner Museum. Activities will include a Wine Walk throughout the museum and […]

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Upstairs/Downstairs Tours at the Alcazar

TICKETS or call 904-824-2874 Explore areas of the museum typically closed to the public for this personal and in-depth experience. Ticket cost is $45 per person. This tour is limited to 10 people per tour. Reservations must be made in advance. This tour is recommended for adults only. Sponsored in part by

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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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