Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Evenings at Whitney—Significance of St. Augustine to the national civil rights movement!

Icon Dr. David R. Colburn, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, will talk about the significance of St. Augustine to the national civil rights movement in the early 1960s and why Dr. King chose to lead demonstrations in the nation’s oldest city. Colburn’s teaching and research have focused on politics, race and ethnicity in Twentieth Century America. He was named teacher-of-the-year on three occasions and has authored or edited fourteen books, including: From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans (2013), Florida’s Megatrends with Lance deHaven-Smith (2010), and Racial Change and Community Crisis (1995) and has written over 250 essays on state, national and international politics. [ More ]

Did you know St. Augustine has a Youth Orchestra?

Icon Playing in a music ensemble provides many benefits for students. Not only does it enrich students’ own musical and educational experience, but it also provides the opportunity for them to work with and learn from others in the group. For 20 dollars a week playing in SAYO provides students with the following perks: [ More ]

Lightner Museum Curator’s Tour September 2, 2015 September Topic: Hidden Secrets and New Discoveries

Icon Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the Museum. The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10am and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner's eclectic relics. September’s Curator’s Tour explores hidden secrets and new discoveries at the Lightner Museum. Secret compartments and hidden spaces throughout the museum and its collections are part of the mystery and intrigue that make the Lightner Museum so unique. Lightner Museum Curator, Barry Myers, has only recently discovered some of these secrets. Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the Museum at 10am the first Wednesday of each month. Admission is free for St. Johns County residents with valid identification. [ More ]

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