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New sponsor for Downton Abby exhibit

SAINT AUGUSTINE ¾The Lightner Museum announces Bank of America as a new sponsor for the highly anticipated exhibition, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times™ coming this fall.

 Dressing Downton™, a 13–week display of 36 authentic Edwardian Era costumes and accessories fromDownton Abbey®, PBS’ most popular television drama in history, will be elegantly displayed in the Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery, October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

“With Bank of America’s support for the arts the museum is able to provide the public with more exciting exhibitions, educational programs, and events to experience,” said Robert Harper, director of the Lightner Museum.

Bank of America is an official sponsor for the Dressing Downton™ exhibition, the Dressing Downton™ Opening Reception (being held Oct, 3, 2017) and a special dinner hosted by food celebrity Francine Segan, author of Gilded Age to Today, American Food Fads (being held Dec, 13, 2107).

 Along with other supporters, Bank of America will be recognized at the museum’s Lightner After Hours event held May 25, 2017 in the Lightner Museum’s front lobby and courtyards from 5:30–7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and includes light refreshments and live music. Donations for beverages are requested.

 “The arts help enrich local economies and communities,” said Greg Smith, northeast Florida market president for Bank of America. “Bank of America is proud to support the Lightner Museum at such an exciting time in its history.”

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Dressing Downton™ exhibition or Opening Reception, visit The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses, and sponsors.

These events are also funded in part by the St. Johns Cultural Council, the St. Johns Tourist Development Council, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and WJCT, Public Broadcasting.


Exhibition produced by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London. Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2016 Carnival Film & Television Limited. A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production. Carnival logo ©2005 Carnival Film & Television Limited. Masterpiece is a trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


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