Happy Black History Month from the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC)! Join us this month for a variety of enriching and educational programming. *POSTPONED, New Date TBA* On Thursday February 13th at 6 pm, we will kick off the events with a screening of Crossing in St. Augustine, a thought-provoking documentary on the events of the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement by former United Nations Ambassador, Andrew Young. The screening will be followed by a discussion on the effects of t [...]
The St. Augustine Record shared a story titled Lincolnville Museum honors second crop of ‘Living Legends’ following the Sunday Living Legends Awards Luncheon held on April 14, 2019. Read full story - http://bit.ly/2PhpBUA
The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center hosted the annual Living Legends Awards Luncheon on April 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the museum, 102 Martin Luther King Ave. The luncheon honored local residents who have made major contributions to the heritage landscape through education, business, the arts and civic activism. This year’s Living Legends honorees were Sandra Parks, Cora Tyson, Barbara Vickers and Henry White. “We are proud to honor these four individuals for their spirit and determination [...]
Thanks to Compass Magazine for this music review of Dr. Ron McCurdy's performance of The Langston Hughes Project of the Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior series!
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a national holiday, a time for reflecting, public service and community unity. If you are 90 years old or older, he would have been your contemporary. Did you stand with him or oppose his quest for equality and justice? Whether you did or not, as an American today we must examine his work for all it is worth. It is not just another day off – although it is hard to acknowledge a day off from work when hundreds of thousands of federal workers (fellow Ameri [...]
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting 2020 Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior concert series this January through May. The series, which showcases jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine, will feature performances throughout five months. This year we are introducing our Pre-Show Cocktail Lounge from 6:00 to 7:30. Come and enjoy refreshments before the show. The featured performances include: January 10, 2020, 7:30 [...]
The mission of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC) is simple: to tell the rich history of more than 450 years of African American experience in the Oldest City in America. From the first Spanish settlement in 1565, through Indian Wars, British ownership, Spanish ownership again, US ownership, the American Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, and the Civil Rights upheavals of the 1950s and 60s, Blacks have been a critical part of the story of St. Augustine, [...]
On #GivingTuesday, scheduled for Nov. 27, 2018, please consider donating to the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. All donations are welcome, whether it is one that is monetary or your time. Everything makes a difference. Supporting the museum with a monetary donation is simple, just send a text to 205-590-5508 or make a donation through PayPal at www.lincolnvillemuseum.org/donate. Interested in volunteering? Call the museum at 904-824-1191 to learn more and sign up. Thank you for supporti [...]
On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2019, at 10000 Shands Pier Road in St. Johns, a ceremony took place in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative to honor Isaac Barrett. While the ceremony took on a different tone with the missing marker that was to be unveiled, the story of Isaac Barrett was still told, and we will continue to unwaveringly tell our story. Barrett, an African American tenant farmer, was lynched in St. Johns County on June 5, 1897. He did not have a chance to defend himself in a court o [...]
The 2018 Racial Justice Essay Contest deadline is quickly approaching! All public students grades 9-12 attending high school in St. Johns County are encouraged to submit an essay for the contest hosted by the Equal Justice Initiative. The deadline is October 1.