Cheryll's Volunteer Work



Volunteer Work at the Lightner Museum

"I am part-time volunteer at the Lightner Museum.  I have traveled a great deal of the world and am always admiring the inspiration and skill it takes to have built some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the world.  I feel at home at the Lightner Museum and always have."

About the Museum


"St. Augustine's Lightner Museum of Hobbies" opened in 1948 with the collections of "Gilded Age" artwork, antiques and curios of Otto C. Lightner. As once-proud Chicago estates were put up for auction or sold for taxes during the Depression, Lightner quickly purchased the collections of millionaires that had been acquired over a lifetime.

The current mission of the Museum is to preserve, maintain, research and interpret the Museum’s collections for the educational benefit of the visiting public. The Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by admissions and donations, and it is supported by a dedicated staff of volunteers.

Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the Museum.  Volunteers lead tours, assist in sales, and help visitors throughout the Museum.

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