In 2023, the Lightner Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding, and the 135th anniversary of its iconic St. Augustine building. Throughout 2023, the museum’s diamond anniversary celebration will feature a series of new exhibitions, events, and opportunities to connect with art, history, culture, and community.

Opening on February 2, the Lightner Museum presents three new exhibitions, Ride On! Historic Bicycles from the Collection of Keith Pariani, 75 for 75: Lightner Museum Diamond Anniversary Exhibition, and St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson. St. Augustine residents and Lightner Museum members can preview the exhibitions at a Community Open House on February 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Support for the Lightner Museum’s 75th Anniversary comes from the Crisp-Ellert Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council; Len Weeks General Contractors; Thompson Baker Insurance Agency; Tucker Cycles and Art Bikes Jax. 


About the Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of visitors through our extraordinary collection, historic building, and dynamic exhibitions and programs. Founded in 1948 by Chicago publisher, collector, and professional hobbyist Otto C. Lightner, the museum offers an immersive experience of art, architecture, history, and design.  At the heart of the museum’s offerings are its compelling collections. From lamps by Tiffany and exquisite shells and geological samples from around the world, to porcelain produced at Sèvres and Victorian mechanical musical instruments, the Lightner Museum’s collections are rich, eclectic, and always engaging.  The Lightner Museum is open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 75 King Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084. Visit or call 904-824-2874.


Media Contact

Angela de Gregory

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