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Saint Augustine’s Historic Hero, Henry Flagler and the Gilded Age

February 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.

Join Florida Humanities, Lightner Museum, and Guest Lecturer, Sandra Barghini Coombs for a discussion of local historic hero, Henry Flagler and the important role that he played as a Gilded Age collector and patron of the arts. Art curator and author, Bargini Coombs has written two books on the subject. Her first book, published in 1998, delves into how Henry Flagler served as a patron for visiting visual artists and his creation of St. Augustine’s first artists’ colony. In 2001, while serving as Chief Curator at the Flagler Museum in West Palm Beach, Ms. Barghini Coombs researched and wrote about Henry Flagler as art collector. After the presentation, Sandra Barghini Coombs will join Lightner Museum educator, Alison Schaeffler-Murphy, for an exclusive discussion of paintings on exhibit in Lightner Museum’s newly opened American Art gallery.

This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the Lightner Museum.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm -
February 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Sandra Barghini Coombs
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Alison Schaeffler-Murphy
(904) 824-2874 ext. 103

Event Venue:

Lightner Museum
75 King Street
Saint Augustine, 32084 United States
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