St. Johns County residents can attend Lightner’s Curator’s Tour for free

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By NewsLine Staff
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Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the museum. The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics. This month’s tour will be on Sept. 7.

September’s Curator’s Tour, entitled “The Evolution of the Lightner Museum” will educate visitors on the many transformations the Lightner Museum has undergone from the time of the building’s formation as the Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler to its current evolution as the Lightner Museum, one of Florida’s historic sites and fine art museums.

An opportunity to meet Myers, along with an interactive tour, gives local residents and tourists alike an opportunity to learn the history of the building and to explore more deeply the museum’s collections.

Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the museum. Admission is free for St. Johns County residents with valid identification. Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the tour.

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

Visit www.lightnermuseum.org for more information on programs and events happening at the Lightner Museum.

Photo courtesy the Lightner Museum

The lobby photographed before its renovation.