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Archaeologists + Dating = Success Through Collaboration

2018-02-21T14:48:12-05:00February 21st, 2018|

The past three months have been very busy for our Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) archaeologists. They have been analyzing artifacts discovered on the Museum property during last summer's construction of the new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center, as well as sites through St. Johns and Flagler Counties uncovered during the storms. Our analysis started by contacting Dr. Lee Newsom, a Professor of Anthropology at Flagler College. Dr. Newsom is an expert in examining preserved plant remains from [...]

Summer Camp 2017

2017-07-05T16:36:48-04:00July 5th, 2017|

Did you know there are camps at the Lighthouse? We offer camps three times per year which follow the St. Johns County Schools’ calendar during summer, winter, and spring breaks. Our camps also reach out to underserved and at-risk populations through scholarships and donations from our generous supporters. Scholarships and donations allow students to attend our camps who have high academic achievement and potential but do not have the economic means to attend. This year [...]

Enlightened: Episode 1, Part 3

2017-01-26T08:00:10-05:00January 26th, 2017|

Join us in this edition of Enlightened! as we continue our look into the history and science behind the Fresnel lens. In this installment, we will talk a little more about French scientist Augustin Fresnel and how his incredible invention shaped lighthouses forever! Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for future episodes of Enlightened!, a Nation's Oldest Port educational program. 

Enlightened: Episode 1, Part 2

2017-01-18T11:23:42-05:00January 18th, 2017|

Did you know the U.S. Lighthouse Service initially declined the use of Fresnel lenses? In part two of our first episode of Enlightened! (click here if you haven't seen it yet!), find out why the federal government refused to utilize these revolutionary new lenses even after they were adopted throughout much of Europe. Enlightened! is a St. Augustine Lighthouse educational program designed to serve our mission to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of [...]

We’re Still Here: Hurricanes and St. Augustine

2016-11-09T08:00:12-05:00November 9th, 2016|

It’s been about a month now since Hurricane Matthew took a swipe at St. Augustine and the rest of Florida’s East Coast before basically tracking along the shoreline up to North Carolina and finally heading out to sea. Low-lying residential areas, especially along the beaches and inland waterways, were hit hard with floodwaters and many downed trees and power lines. Downtown St. Augustine suffered flooding as well. The Hurricane and the Lighthouse The St. Augustine [...]

State of the Museum: Membership Meeting

2016-09-16T11:23:12-04:00September 16th, 2016|

Last night we were pleased to present some updates on all of the exciting things happening at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum at our annual State of the Museum Membership Meeting. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, we have included a few highlights below from the night's presenters, Executive Director Kathy A. Fleming and Division Director for Maritime Archaeology Chuck Meide. Museum Highlights: As of last night's meeting, we now have [...]

Wrecked! Go Behind-the-Scenes with Lighthouse Archaeologists

2016-04-13T08:00:20-04:00April 13th, 2016|

From now until our Wrecked! Exhibition Grand Opening on May 5th, we will be sharing weekly videos with insights on the new exhibit every Tuesday on Periscope, followed by a re-cap blog post and video every Wednesday. Follow along as we unveil this exciting new exhibit at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum! Do you know how archaeologists find shipwrecks? This and many other questions about the science behind underwater archaeology are answered in our new [...]

Wrecked! Preview Video With Exhibit Curators

2016-04-06T12:59:39-04:00April 6th, 2016|

From now until our Wrecked! Exhibition Grand Opening on May 5th, we will be sharing weekly videos with insights on the new exhibit every Tuesday on Periscope, followed by a re-cap blog post and video every Wednesday. Follow along as we unveil this exciting new exhibit at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum! This past weekend, something REALLY big happened. We opened the doors to our newest exhibition, Wrecked!, to share it with the [...]

Introducing Star Waters!

2016-04-04T08:00:10-04:00April 4th, 2016|

Over the next month as we approach the grand opening of our new exhibition, Wrecked!, we will be featuring blog and social media posts from our newest Museum team member, Ms. Star Waters! Star has an integral role in the new exhibition which she will be sharing here and in her total takeover of our social media accounts on May 4th! Hey guys! Gotta love those #BeachSelfies! Wow, is this totally exciting or [...]

Night Fest Special Guests: Chickens!

2016-03-11T08:00:01-05:00March 11th, 2016|

  The rooster Helios This year’s Night Fest held Saturday March 5th, was well attended but this year it had some unusual guests. The St. Johns County, Academy Public Middle School 4-H Club brought a number of chickens and a rooster to this year’s event so that students could interact with the public and share their knowledge about this traditional yard bird. […]

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