Luminary Night at the Lighthouse

Luminary Night at the Lighthouse

Thousands will visit the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum when the historic Light Station and surrounding neighborhood glistens with the magical glow of thousands of candles during Luminary Night, Wednesday, December 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Unveils Cannon

Archaeologists unveiled two centuries-old cannons, one with a very important inscription, at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum Friday night “It’s been hidden away for centuries,” said archaeologist Chuck Meide, director of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Progam (LAMP), as he awaited the unveiling. “It hasn’t been touched for centuries.”

Take a Nights of Lights Scenic Cruise with the Victory III

Take a Nights of Lights Scenic Cruise with the Victory III

On Thursday, December 1, the St. Augustine Lighthouse Guild will set to sea aboard the Victory III at 6:30 pm, and would like you to join them.

The Guild, who raises funds for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, plan unique trips that allow guests to experience history while having a great time. On the Victory III cruise guests will enjoy spectacular views, including that of the Nights of Lights Festival, light hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, prize drawings, and a cash bar.

To reserve your space for the cruise, or for more information, call Pam at (904) 829-0745. The tour will last approximately two hours; guests will board at 6:30 pm and leave dock at 7 pm. All funds raised will benefit the not-for-profit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

Habitat for Humanity 2011 Gala Night

Habitat for Humanity 2011 Gala Night

Please plan to join Habitat for Humanity at the Annual Holiday Gala for Humanity. This highly anticipated event kicks off the holiday season each year in St. Augustine.

All are invited to attend the ‘Gala for Humanity’ which will be held at the River House on Thursday, December 8th from 6pm – 10pm.

Come out and enjoy the 12 Tastes of Christmas, where your favorite restaurants will be offering food tastings and wine pairings. The Gala festivities will include silent and live auctions, live music, and dancing.

Ticket prices are $55 per person or $100 per couple. Reservations are limited. Please call the Habitat for Humanity office today at 904-826-3252 to reserve your spot.

Thank you for your support!

An Exclusive Unveiling: Uncovering History with the Lighthouse

Rare, Inscribed Cannon to be Unveiled on November 18, 2011

First Light Maritime Society Archaeologists at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will unveil the cannon, which were recovered earlier this summer from a shipwreck found two years ago, on November 18 in the Courtyard at an invitation-only event, giving the Lighthouse a chance to reveal the inscription discovered on one of the cannon.

The First Light Maritime Society, which operates the Lighthouse & Museum and the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), recently recovered the rare cannon covered in concretion from the shipwreck site that has already produced five cauldron, a gentleman’s pocket pistol and a ship’s bell. Archaeologists are working on removing the encrustation from the guns to reveal dates, nationality, or manufacturer’s information that might be cast or inscribed upon them.

Veterans-Only Job Fair Happening Today

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Veterans across the country will be able to log on and apply for post-service careers as part of a virtual job fair today.

Just one day before the celebration of Veteran's Day, more than 36,000 former servicemen and women have signed up to participate in the online job fair.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recent war veterans had a slightly higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country in 2010. 

"Gulf War-era II veterans," or members of the military who have served since 2001, had a jobless rate of 11.5 percent last year.  Non-veterans had a jobless rate of 9.4 percent. 

In July 2010, a quarter of Gulf War-era II veterans reported some sort of disability from their time in the armed forces.

To help these men and women find new careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs and are holding a virtual job fair from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.