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Flagler College partners with Lightner Museum to showcase WWII memories

Oct 9, 2020

Flagler College Archives and Special Collections, along with the Lightner Museum present “Meet the Collections and Curators: Our Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of World War Two” on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 1-7 p.m. at the Lightner Museum.

This special event will feature books, photographs, documents and artifacts from or about WWII. Some collections focus specifically on the Florida experience during this period, while others focus on the experience of soldiers from Florida. 

These objects will be on view with permission from participating organizations who were eager to share with the public their WWII-focused collections during this 75th anniversary year. Those organizations include the Lightner Museum, Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, the Florida National Guard, the Camp Blanding Museum, Marineland, the National Park Service Northeast Florida Archives, and the Flagler College Archives and Special Collections.

Visitors will be able to see what treasures lie hidden in archives, libraries, and museums around Northeast Florida and have an opportunity to talk to the curators of these collections.

The Lightner Museum is graciously waiving for attendees of this special event its admission fee to tour the museum. Be sure to inform students working the registration table for the event that you would like to tour the museum and they will provide you with a special sticker to wear for identification purposes. Please note that in order to attend this event and/or tour the museum, guests must adhere to all Lightner Museum COVID-19 Restrictions which include a mask to be worn at all times while inside the museum and maintaining social distance between family units.

Attendance is free but due to limited gathering numbers, guests are encouraged to pre-register here https://library.flagler.edu/lightner-event/.

The Veterans Council of St. Johns County has assisted with advertising for this event.

For more information on the Flagler College Archives, please visit here https://digitalarchives.flagler.edu and for more information on the Special Collections, please visit here https://library.flagler.edu/special-collections/. The Flagler College Archives and the Special Collections are both currently closed to the public.

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