Cultural center to host bus trip to Lightner Dressing Downton exhibit


The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will host a bus tour Oct. 12 to the Lightner Museum’s highly anticipated exhibit, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.

Beginning at 8 a.m., a bus will depart from the Winn-Dixie parking lot on Solana Road. At 9 a.m., guests will arrive at St. Augustine's Lightner Museum for a self-guided tour. At 10 a.m., the Dressing Downton tour will be held. The exhibit will highlight fashion from one of television’s most widely watched dramas, Downton Abbey. Nearly 40 period costumes and jewelry pieces from the series will be paired in vignettes among the Otto Lightner collection of turn-of-the-century fine art and period furniture.

Following the tour, guests will have lunch with St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver at Old City House Inn & Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. followed by a private Old Town Trolley Tour of the city at 1 p.m. Beginning at 2 p.m., a private tour of Lincolnville’s historic Ice Plant Distillery will be held for a tasting.

Tickets for the tour start at $190 for members of the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach or Cummer Beaches and $200 for non-members. The price includes round-trip transportation aboard a private luxury motor coach, all admissions, luncheon and a trolley ride. The deadline for reservations is July 31. Interested parties are encouraged to buy early as seating is limited. Reservations can be made at Reservations can also be confirmed by check or money order through mail at Dressing Downton, c/o CCPVB, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.

For more information, call (904) 280-0614 ext. 202.