Lightner Museum Curator’s Tour November Topic: Made for Children

Renaissance Revival Style Carriage, walnut with velvet upholstery, late 19th century. Wooden, folding child's rocker, late 19th century.
October 29, 2015

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 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner's eclectic relics.

November’s Curator’s Tour, “Made for Children,” will focus on a selection of everyday objects used by children throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.  All objects were designed to educate and instruct children as they grew up to be young ladies and gentlemen, from children’s christening sets, (including the proverbial silver spoon), to furniture, (just the right size for little people).  This month Mr. Myers will exhibit items culled from the Museum’s collection as well as items from private collections.

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.

An opportunity to meet Mr. Myers, along with an interactive tour, give local residents and tourists alike an opportunity to learn the history of the building and to explore more deeply the Museum’s collections.

Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the tour.

The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.