Ghost Stories: The Pittee Girls

2023-10-31T14:00:52-04:00March 2nd, 2020|

By Kelcie Lloyd, Special Programs Manager Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours The Pittee Sisters After being darkened during the Civil War, on June 1, 1867, the Old Spanish watchtower once more became a functioning lighthouse with the return of its light. Nevertheless, it soon became clear that the structure would soon lose the battle with Mother Nature as the sea continued to erode the land around the lighthouse. After several reports to [...]

Smithsonian’s Because of Her Story: Mary Postell

2020-01-30T10:15:03-05:00January 29th, 2020|

Mary Postell A freed slave after the American Revolutionary War, Mary Postell was born in South Carolina, enslaved again in St. Augustine, Florida, where she and her daughter were kidnapped, and then taken to Nova Scotia, Canada, by her owner in 1786. In St. Augustine and Canada, Mary tried to prove her freedom in court houses. Her story was written below for a presentation for summer camp students at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime [...]

IN THE NEWS: Recent blogs that feature the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

2018-07-27T11:44:02-04:00July 27th, 2018|

  https://adventuresofmom.com/top-things-to-do-in-st-augustine-for-families/ https://thecreativesahm.com/2018/08/14/st-augustine-florida-a-historical-gem/ Must-Visit Florida Lighthouses for a Date Day Trip Orlando Date Night Guide https://www.orlandodatenightguide.com/2018/07/florida-lighthouses-near-orlando/ Things to do in St. Augustine: A Look at Florida's Historic Coast Daily Dream 360 https://www.dailydream360.com/things-to-do-in-st-augustine-a-look-at-floridas-historic-coast/#Hilton_St_Augustine St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum by Night Simply St. Augustine http://www.simplystaugustine.com/historic-st-augustine/st-augustine-lighthouse-and-maritime-museum-by-night/ Florida bucket list: 20 things you have to do in the Sunshine State Detroit Free Press https://ux.freep.com/story/travel/destinations/2018/07/16/florida-attractions-things-do/785157002/ A Day Trip in St. Augustine, Florida: 8 Things To Do and Eat The Travelling [...]