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Archaeology

Mission Accomplished: At-home Conservation Project

2020-04-30T08:59:50-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Conservators try to be as careful as possible when working with artifacts - objects left behind by people. They want to make sure they do not cause any damage as they clean and process each object. Each one should be treated a little differently depending on what it is made of. With this activity, we are looking at objects made of metal: precious or pure metal, like gold or silver.     Let’s begin with metals [...]

Ask An Expert: Maritime Archaeologist Austin Burkhard

2020-04-20T13:42:26-04:00April 20th, 2020|

https://youtu.be/cO0-xQvEjZk ASK AN EXPERT Every Monday at 2 PM An expert from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will answer your questions on topics including lighthouses, shipwrecks, exhibits, history, and boatbuilding. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/channel/UCxpgNR1J7cMK8XI_Dgd0hEA/ Find more details about our Nation's Oldest Port Online Programs here: https://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/explore-learn/education/ #LoveYourLighthouse Your St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is closed to protect you and your lighthouse family from COVID-19. Your Gift of Love for [...]

Mission Accomplished: Preserving a Revolutionary War Shipwreck (VIDEO!)

2020-04-16T10:16:53-04:00April 16th, 2020|

#LoveYourLighthouse Your St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is closed to protect you and your lighthouse family from COVID-19. Your Gift of Love for our Maritime Heritage Makes A Difference. Donate today, or take advantage of deep discount opportunities by visiting www.staugustinelighthouse.org. Stay Safe and #LoveYourLighthouse https://youtu.be/XKPP-EgZVK0   Thank you for joining the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for Mission Accomplished: Preserving a Revolutionary War Shipwreck. This is the second of a four-part series showcasing the Museum [...]

Stuck at Home: Virtually Visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2020-03-28T09:00:17-04:00March 28th, 2020|

#LoveYourLighthouse Your St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is closed to protect you and your lighthouse family from COVID-19. While we are closed, we invite you to take virtual tours of the lighthouse and museum in the following YouTube videos. Your Gift of Love for our Maritime Heritage Makes A Difference. Donate today, or take advantage of deep discount opportunities by visiting www.staugustinelighthouse.org. Stay Safe and #LoveYourLighthouse Tour the St. Augustine Lighthouse with Head Lighthouse Keeper Rick [...]

Archaeologist Allyson Ropp goes on an archaeological adventure to Marshall Islands

2020-01-23T09:40:31-05:00January 20th, 2020|

War & Warmth … A Pacific Adventure By Allyson Ropp, Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program Every time I travel to see family, the first question I receive is, “Where did you go now?” This is one of the best questions that I receive and luckily this last archaeological adventure took me back to the Pacific to work on a cultural heritage project related to World War II (WWII). The Marshall Islands team was led by [...]

Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, Inc. awarded a $499,999 grant

2020-01-17T16:04:32-05:00January 17th, 2020|

The St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, Inc. (LAMP) has been awarded a $499,999 grant for the First Coast Maritime Archaeology Project: Hurricane Irma Damage Assessment and Mitigation Strategy from a Hurricane Irma National Park Service Subgrant from the Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources. Funding for this program is provided by the National Park Service (NPS) pursuant to its Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria (HIM) Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF) Grant Program. [...]

Jan. 16: Lighthouse Archaeologist Nicholas Budsberg to speak at The Players Community Senior Center

2020-01-07T15:34:24-05:00January 6th, 2020|

Highbourne Cay Shipwreck Archaeologist Nicholas Budsberg St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeologist Nicholas Budsberg will speak on Thursday, January 16 from 11 AM to 12 PM at The Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane, in Ponte Vedra Beach. This talk will be about the earliest Spanish explorers in the New World and the 1513 voyage of Ponce de Leon. "The focus of the talk is the shipwreck I have been working on in the [...]

Jan. 21 & Jan. 31: Maritime Archaeologist Chuck Meide to be featured speaker

2020-01-06T14:33:03-05:00January 3rd, 2020|

January 21 - GTM Research Reserve at Marineland Archaeologist Chuck Meide Archaeologist Chuck Meide, with the Lighthouse Maritime Archaeological Program at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, will be the featured speaker from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at  the GTM Research Reserve field office in the town of Marineland at 9741 Oceanshore Blvd, just south of Marineland Dolphin Adventure, on the west side of the road. The speaker [...]

Sunken history: Ponte Vedra Beach shipwreck presents snapshot of centuries-old maritime customs

2019-09-09T09:51:56-04:00September 9th, 2019|

From The St. Augustine Record By Colleen Jones Brendan Burke has been studying shipwrecks for years — dozens of them in different pieces and conditions. Archaeologist Brendan Burke will speak about wooden shipwrecks at 7 p.m. September 12, 2019 at Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. But when a shipwrecked hull, the ribs of its frame almost fully intact, washed ashore south of Ponte Vedra Beach in late-March 2018, Burke had the chance to study a historical [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum welcomes Cultural Heritage team from Spain

2019-04-26T14:44:29-04:00April 26th, 2019|

From left: John Regan, St. Augustine City Manager; Manuel de la Cruz, Edriel Intelligence; Carlos Leon Amores, General Subdirectorate of Historical Heritage of the Ministry of Culture for the Nation of Spain; Kathy Fleming, Executive Director of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum; Francisco Sanchez-Guitard, Edriel Intelligence and member of a Spanish boat building family; Leanna Freeman, Vice Mayor City of St. Augustine; John Valdes, City Commissioner, City of St. Augustine; Irving Kass, Owner of [...]

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