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Lecture series announced at Lighthouse

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Dr. Steve Noll will present “Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & The Struggle for Florida’s Future”  Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

The event is free and open to the public. Due to historic nature of the event space, special arrangements have been made for people with disabilities and those with special needs. Those needing special accommodations are asked to call Allyson Ropp at 904-829-0745, ext. 247 or email Allyson at

Funding for this series is provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of The Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


All lectures begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

  • 13: Dr. Steve Noll – Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & The Struggle for Florida’s Futures
  • 11: Chuck Meide – LAMP 2018 Field Work Update
  • 16: Dr. Michael Francis – Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607 **This program begins at 6 p.m.
  • 6: Brendan Burke – Shrimping in St. Augustine
  • February: Dr. Gregory Cook – Pensacola’s Maritime History
  • March 14: Dr. Gary Mormino – Florida and World War II


A special painting that will feature the St. Augustine Lighthouse is planned  Sept.21 from 6-8 p.m. at Painting with a Twist, 292 FL-312, St Augustinelocated in the Hobby Lobby Plaza. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum! For reservations, call 904 217-8166 or reserve online here:


The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will participate in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on Saturday, Sept.  22.

Guests must present a printed ticket in order to gain free entry. Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2018. Registration is available at


Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, Sept.22. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.


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