Pictured: In 2013, during work to install the U.S. Coast Guard bell in front of the Keepers’ House, Museum staff discovered a long linear brick feature.
After further exploration of this brick pipe, this feature turned out to be the cistern drain pipe. It is a covered conduit formed by bricks. It ran from the north cistern in the Keepers’ House through the front yard. It was an integral feature for the families living in the house. It ensured them the basement would not flood from an overfilled cistern.
SAINT AUGUSTINE – The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum joins 160 museums in Florida for a statewide initiative to encourage museum visitation called March for Museum. Led by the Florida Department of State throughout March, the initiative celebrates the diversity of Florida’s museums and the many benefits that they provide to local communities. The Department has a full listing and map of participating museums by region available at MarchofMuseums.com.
“Florida’s museums enhance the quality of life in our state by providing opportunities for learning and cultural enrichment as well as serving as important economic drivers,” said Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee.
“With more than 160 participating museums, I encourage all Floridians to plan their own March of Museums by visiting and supporting the museums in their area and throughout the state this month.”
In addition to the full listing and map of participating museums by region, MarchofMuseums.com also includes the mission, collections and/or special events each museum is hosting during the month. Visitors are encouraged to use #MarchofMuseums to share pictures from their museum visits on social media.