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Visit the Cummer Museum

The Cummer Museum is a place of beauty, a place that restores the soul.  The Cummer was established in 1961 when art collector and garden enthusiast Ninah Cummer donated her riverfront home and art collection to the city of Jacksonville to be used as a museum.  Since that time, the Cummer has expanded its original collection of 60 pieces to almost 5,000 works of art.

There are many  ways to experience the Museum and Gardens.  Take a docent led tour, hear music in the historic gardens, attend a lecture, or take an art class.  Strolling through the various rooms, you will find world class art spanning from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century.

One popular event is the annual Garden Month, coming in March and offering outdoor concerts and community events.  Also popular is the classical concert series held in the intimate Cummer Auditorium.  Spaces fill quickly for these, so make your reservations early.

Information about the Museum as well as a calendar of events may be found at the Cummer website.  See you at the Cummer!

Foto Friday

 Memorial Park is located on Riverside Avenue on the the St. Johns River.  The 5.8 acre property was purchased by the city of Jacksonville in 1919 for a park to honor the 1200 Floridians who died in World War 1.  The bronze sculpture Life was created by the renowned Charles Adrian Pillars (1870-1937).

Today, Memorial Park remains a focal point for historic Riverside and offers a a place for a pleasant stroll, picnic, or just enjoying the St. Johns River views.