Among St. Augustine’s oldest colonial buildings is the Peña-Peck House, open daily for tours and special events by The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine. Built circa 1750 for the Spanish Royal Treasurer Juan Estevan de Peña and his wife, Maria Antonia, the house was a home over three centuries. Among its other occupants or owners were two British governors, a leading native Floridian and entrepreneur of Spanish descent, and three generations of the family of Dr. Seth Peck and his wife Sarah Lay Peck. They bought the house in 1837. Their granddaughter, Anna Gardner Burt, left the house to the city of St. Augustine in 1931 to be “maintained as an example of the old ante-bellum homes of the South.” The Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine, founded in 1892 on the premise of women helping women, has cared for the house since 1932.
The Exchange is sponsoring an art restoration project for the Peck Family’s 19th-century art collection. Paintings restored to date may be seen during the tours. Spring and fall luncheons support the Exchange’s projects including scholarships for women returning to the workforce. A gift shop on site highlights fine-quality, hand-crafted art and other items by consignors in keeping with the Woman’s Exchange mission to help others achieve economic stability.
Donations accepted for tours and projects.
Relics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The Historic Florida Militia (HFM) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. "We are not street performers, we are educators. We are not parades, we are historic programs. This is not an exercise in free speech, this is an opportunity to educate. We are not promoting a political agenda, we are promoting the city's history through a practical and factual teaching method".
CCPVB is a non-profit 501(c) (3) arts organization located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida dedicated to providing a place for everyone in the Jacksonville region to create, understand and experience the arts. We bring the arts to our community through art exhibitions featuring local, regional and nationally known artist; art classes and workshops for children and adults; children's summer camps; and creative events that support educational programming. Our outreach programs serve children with disabilities, special education needs, and low income families.
Built in honor of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert and her husband, Dr. Robert Ellert, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College, the Museum exhibits regional, national and international artists, and provides opportunities for critical engagement and exposure to a variety of exhibitions and personal interactions with visiting artists. The Museum challenges students, the Flagler community and the public to cultivate individual creativity, critical reflection, historical consciousness and respect for the free exchange of ideas. In this spirit, the Museum also hosts public programs, including artist talks, readings, panel discussions and film series that provide a platform for vital interdisciplinary dialogue.
The general purpose of this corporation [EMMA] is to stimulate interest in classical music throughout St. Johns County, FL and to encourage interest in and to provide opportunities in classical music for the youth of the county.
The mission of this corporation is to produce a number of quality music and dance performances every year and to offer them at modest ticket prices to the residents of St. Johns County and tourists visiting or planning to visit St. Johns County.