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Lightner Museum receives $12,450 gift  

SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Lightner Museum recently received $12,450 as a result of a Holland America Cruise Line project with CruiseOne Bartimus Travel Group.  The check was presented at January’s Lightner After Hours monthly event.

A portion of each cruise ticket purchased by guests who booked their cruise through the Lightner Museum was included in the total funds contributed by Tom and Linda Bartimus of Bartimus Travel Group.  Holland America Line also contributed a 12-night cruise for a drawing-by-chance.

Cruise donors included Tom and Linda Bartimus; Suzanne Bauzys; Diane Dimperio; David Drysdale; William and Andrean Fisher; Patricia and Bill Kulley; Jean Little; Bonnie and Larry MacCormack; Robert and Faye Portway; Helene Pellerin Quinlan; Pauline Pellerin; Judy Perkin; Nicole Stump; Gail Tamborra; Margaret Thorne; Frank and Betty Usina; Robert and Carolyn Wallace; William and Edie Walsh; Robert and Shannon Werner; Bonnie and Len Whitehead; and Ted and Kathleen Witucki.

Cruising from Ft. Lauderdale, guests enjoyed a 10-night Southern Caribbean cruise visiting the ports of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Grand Turk, and Half Moon Cay.  Barry Myers, Museum Curator, cruised with the group and presented lectures on Caribbean decorative arts, architecture, and the upcoming “Dressing Downton™” Exhibition.

The Lightner Museum and Bartimus Travel Group are sponsoring another trip on August 13, 2013, to England where they will visit Highclere Castle, London, York, Cornwall, and the Lake District.  For more information, go to or call Bartimus Travel Group (904) 39201703.

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

For more information on programs and events happening at the Lightner Museum, visit


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