Governor’s House Library

Governor’s House Library is managed jointly by UF Historic St. Augustine, Inc., and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries with the mission of preserving and providing access to the historical resources that enhance our understanding and appreciation of St. Augustine’s built heritage. Primarily created by a defunct state agency, the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, the collections in the Governor’s House Library document the city’s built environment and provide invaluable historical information about the city and its inhabitants through time.

Temporary exhibit

Presence/Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine

Over 450 years of Black history fill the streets of St. Augustine. Learn more about the experiences of Black St. Augustinians and the ways they have and continue to contribute to shaping this land and nation. Currently on display at Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum. Admission is free.

Poster for "Presence / Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine" exhibit at Smathers Library Gallery, July 15 - August 31, 2022, Curated by Laura Marion & Casey Wooster.


“Color Struck” Play by Zora Neale Hurston

“Color Struck,” a play set in St. Augustine, written by Zora Neale Hurston, to be presented at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center on April 28-30, 2023, in partnership with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and UF George A. Smathers Libraries.

Poster for "Color Struck a play written by Zora Neale Hurston. Color Struck is set in St. Augustine, filled with the joyous voices and dialects that Hurston recorded in her travels throughout Florida. Stage play presented at LMCC April 28-30, 2023."