Five African-American women on St. Augustine gathered for tea in a garden

LMCC: Museum After Hours

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center hosts open houses in February.

Thursdays, Feb. 15 and 22, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In honor of African American History Month, the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center hosts open house events from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, February 15, and 22, 2024.

The exhibits at the Lincolnville Museum span 500 years of African-American history, including a permanent digital exhibit, "Women Who Made a Difference," which focuses on the African American women who have contributed to St. Augustine's improvement. Mrs. Cora Tyson and her role in the Civil Rights Movement have been recently added to the exhibit. Mrs. Tyson welcomed Dr. Martin Luther King and other visiting Civil Rights workers into her home in the 1960s. Since then, she has continued to be an inspiration to those who know her. A plaque in front of her house describes how she turned her home into "a gathering place for people in the movement, where they could meet, rest, seek solace and get something to eat, courtesy of Mrs. Cora Tyson."

Each evening includes refreshments, live music, and discussions about select exhibits.

Admission: Anyone with a St. Johns County ID pays only $5.00 for these events. Adult county visitors pay $10.00. All students pay $5.00.

When: On Thursdays, February 15, and 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, 102 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine, Florida 32084

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Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.