Free Event

Sacred Vessels Exhibit

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015. 7 p.m. at The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios

The Museum at the Mission Nombre de Dios opens a special exhibit of sacred vessels from St. Augustine's history.

Just North of Downtown
27 Ocean Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 262-1705
  • Please Note: This event is from 2015.

    On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7 p.m., The Mission Nombre de Dios Museum will open a new exhibit featuring seven religious objects made of silver hollowware dating back to as early as the 17th century. These artifacts will be discussed by executive director of the St. Augustine Historical Society, Susan Parker, PhD., in a presentation entitled “Unburied Treasure of St. Augustine – Sacred Vessels on Loan from Boston Museum of Fine Arts.”

    The objects were discovered in 1879 west of Oneida Street, and may be some of the earliest items used for Christian worship surviving in the United States. Following their discovery, they remained in the possession of the Keith family of St. Augustine, who passed them along to a cousin, who in turn loaned them to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts until her death in 1928, when the items were donated to the Boston Museum. These items will be displayed in St. Augustine, on loan to the Mission Nombre de Dios, for at least a year.

    Admission: Admission to the museum is free, but donations to assist with maintenance are appreciated. 

    Where? The Mission Nombre de Dios Museum, 27 Ocean Avenue, St. Augustine, FL

    When? The exhibit opens with Dr. Parker’s presentation on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. The museum is open to the public Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and this exhibit will be on display until late 2016.

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