ways to give

"This institution was built on hard work and sacrifice. How firm a foundation!"
– Otto Curtis Lightner

Choose to be a part of the Lightner Museum's legacy of excellence. The success of the Museum as a private, non-profit cultural institution is sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses, and community organizations. We encourage you to browse the web links below to learn about ways to get involved in supporting the Museum’s mission and its future endeavors.



Become a fan of the Lightner Museum

Adopt a museum piece to restore

Adopt a portion of the building to restore

Contribute money

Contribute art

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Volunteer opportunities are available at the Lightner Museum for those who genuinely like people and who want to create a positive experience for visitors. Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the Museum.

Volunteers lead tours, assist in sales, and help visitors throughout the Museum. Some benefits include discounts in the Museum store and free admission to area attractions.

For more information opportunities and benefits, download our volunteer application.

Internships are available throughout the year. Please contact us for, 904-824-2874.

Downloadable pdf

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adopt an artifact & preserve history

Create a permanent legacy that will be enjoyed for generations to come at the Lightner Museum by adopting an artifact or helping to preserve the history of the former Alcazar Hotel. Adoptions and preservation projects may be funded by an individual, a corporation, or given as a gift. They are fully tax deductible.

Adoption costs reflect the actual restoration costs. In the case where a gift of a partial sponsorship is given and the full sum that is required is not raised, sponsorships will be pooled to support the project with the greatestneed. Donor benefits may be adjusted accordingly. Sponsorships are permanent and do not expire.

Link to available artifacts and historic details: (pages)

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be a fan of the museum!

The Lightner Museum is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural supporting partnership program! "Fans" support the Museum’s mission to preserve,maintain, research, and interpret the Museum's collection of nineteenth century art, decorative art, and material culture for the educational benefit of St. Augustine residents and the visiting public. We invite you to be a part of the exciting activities taking place at the Museum.Take advantage of supporting partner benefits in time to help the Museum welcome the exhibit Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times, based on the international hit PBS series Downton Abbey, coming in October 2017.

Link to partnership levels

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