St. George Island Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop St. George Island Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop on St. George Island Florida Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:39:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 St. George Island Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop 32 32 Online Ticket Sales Are Open for 2018 Tour of Homes Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:47:47 +0000 Visit the link below to purchase your advance tickets for the 2018 SGI Tour of Homes on February 10th.  Your ticket purchase also includes the Friday, February 9th social event at the Jay Abbott Firehouse.  There will be prizes, refreshments, raffles and a guest speaker.

Purchase Advance Tickets for 2018 Tour of Homes

Happy Holidays from SGLA Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:46:17 +0000

Plantation Donates Bike Racks Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:37:44 +0000 Thank you to the St. George Plantation Owners’ Association for donating and updating the bike racks in Lighthouse Park.

Gift Shop SIP ‘N SHOP Special Event Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:46:01 +0000 Please join us for our first annual SIP ‘N SHOP just in time for your Christmas shopping.  We have lots of new items for men, women and children and all at special prices.

Veterans Day Ceremony Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:46:02 +0000 Saturday, November 11, 2017 – please join us as we Honor Our Veterans on this special day.  Event starts at 11:00 AM in Lighthouse Park with a short program.  There will be light refreshments provided by Doc Myers’ Island Pub and Sports Bar immediately following the ceremony.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Gift Shop, Museum and Lighthouse Re-Open 9/12/17 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:54:57 +0000 We will re-open on Tuesday, September 12th at noon.  Thankfully Hurricane Irma weakened before hitting our area and we are grateful and ready to get back to island life as usual.

Hurricane Irma Causes Closures Until 9/12/17 Sat, 09 Sep 2017 15:43:51 +0000 Due to Hurricane Irma the Lighthouse Museum, Gift Shop and Lighthouse are closed and will re-open on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:00 AM provided Irma has passed.  Thanks and stay safe.

Full Moon Climb for September 2017 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:48:12 +0000 Full Moon Climb

September 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Full Moon Climb, August 7, 2017 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:58:27 +0000 Full Moon Climb at Cape St. George Lighthouse

The August Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017.  The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will include light hors d’oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon.  Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association.

The sun will set at 8:27 p.m. and the “Sturgeon” moon will rise at 8:32 p.m. on August 7. The August full moon is called the Sturgeon moon because sturgeon, large fish common to the Great Lakes and other large bodies of water, are most readily caught in August.  Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.

After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit.  Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members.

The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive.  Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.

Because space is limited, reservations are recommended.  For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.


SGLA Welcomes Kate Aguiar as New Executive Director Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:38:31 +0000 The St. George Lighthouse Association is pleased to announce that Kate Aguiar has accepted the new position of Executive Director of SGLA and has assumed responsibility for overseeing the activities of the organization.

Kate’s unique qualifications pushed her to the top of the list that included 40 applicants from around the U.S., who were vetted by a search committee comprised of members of the lighthouse association’s Board of Directors.

Kate and her husband are residents of St. George Island, having moved to the island from Tampa in 2009.  She brings to her new position a combination of business, financial, and technology expertise developed over 20 years working in real estate development and with major U.S. corporations as diverse as defense contractor Northrop Grumman, information technology pioneer Unisys, and entertainment icon Walt Disney World.

Her career accomplishments reflect a focused and detail-oriented approach to business management, with specific expertise in project oversight, budget analysis, and employee development.  Her most recent professional responsibility involved managing finances of companies with annual revenues ranging from $20 million to $675 million.

In addition to finance and management experience in the corporate world, Kate has also amassed an impressive resume of credentials working with local non-profit entities.  She has been instrumental in establishing and administering the popular Forgotten Coast Fitness and Wellness Center in Apalachicola, and is chairman of the Franklin County Library Advisory Board.  She is the treasurer of the Philaco Woman’s Club, and a “backstage” participant in the productions of the Panhandle Players community theater group.

A graduate of Florida State University, Kate has lived in Tallahassee, Orlando, Miami, and Tampa, before settling on St. George Island.  She is an avid reader and traveler, and enjoys the new experiences gained from visiting different countries and cultures.

“I am looking forward to learning more about the history of the Cape St. George Lighthouse, and am excited to join this dynamic organization that has made such an obvious mark on this community,” Kate said, adding that “Growing the museum’s collection, membership, and sources of funding will be welcome challenges.”

And we could not be happier to have her as a member of the lighthouse family!