Maritime Archaeology and Education Center

Unique research, conservation and visitor lab space opens at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2017-10-04T15:01:25-04:00October 4th, 2017|

Museum opens new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center as part of the progress of the Maritime Heritage Park ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – On Thursday, September 28th the Museum celebrated a project twenty years in the making with the opening of a new building that houses an education and exhibit space as well as conservation labs, research library, an x-ray room and offices. Over one hundred people including elected officials, the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Museum [...]

We’re Ready to Make a Difference in 2017!

2017-01-04T08:00:21-05:00January 4th, 2017|

The new year arrived with a burst of cold air (Florida winter last three whole days this year, it was tough, but we powered through!) and the promise of exciting things on the horizon. Construction has begun on our new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center! We’ve written before about our new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center, which is finally under construction, but we haven’t shared what this new facility will mean for us [...]

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 [...]

Conservation On The Move

2016-08-24T08:00:48-04:00August 24th, 2016|

The most exciting news around the Lighthouse these days is the imminent construction of new buildings for archaeology and conservation. The new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center will be approximately 2,500 square feet dedicated to offices, public education, exhibits and laboratory space. This community facility will be a welcome addition to the Lighthouse grounds and a fantastic experience for the guests. « Learn more about the Maritime Archaeology & Education Center and see a video from First [...]

Preparation for the New Maritime Archaeology and Education Center

2016-08-10T08:00:25-04:00August 10th, 2016|

As many of you may know, some big changes are in the works for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum in the coming months! First and foremost, we are preparing to start construction on our new Maritime Archaeology and Education Center. As archaeologists, part of our role in the planning for the new buildings was to perform an archaeological survey of the area that was to be disturbed during the construction process. This type of [...]