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 Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior this December through April. The jazz series, which showcases jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine, will feature nine performances throughout five months. The featured performances include: December 28, 2018 Robert Phillips: Evening of Music from the African-American Experience January 4, 2019 Mama Blue: Jazz/Blues Favorites January 11, 201 [...]
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.
We are telling our story with combined exhibits, artifacts, art and stories to highlight the African roots that helped shape the Ancient City. Join us as we debut "Out of Africa" an exhibit of tribal art & travel memorabilia gathered from friends and supporters like you. Experience the captivating, trans-formative and empowering historic presentation of "Day Clean Spirit" with Dr. Amir Toure, professor of African Studies at Savannah State University. Following the presentation, there will be [...]
For the past 12 years, the Friends of Lincolnville, Inc. have worked to restore the former Excelsior School, built in 1924, which is now the home of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. We are putting together a beautification project and community day to create civic awareness and fellowship. Please come out and show your community support and have some fun in the sun. Water and snacks will be provided!!!