Governor’s House Library is proud to participate in collaborative efforts with other departments within the University as well as local cultural heritage organizations in St. Augustine.
Preservation Institute: St. Augustine (PI:SA) is an experiential learning program of the University of Florida’s Historic Preservation program. It was created to offer specialized training in the documentation of historic buildings and laboratory analysis and conservation of architectural materials and finishes. The work of PI:SA informs ongoing efforts to preserve America’s oldest city. Their materials lab and classroom space is located in Governor’s House. For more information about their work and projects, visit their website linked above.
“Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine” is year-long celebration throughout 2021 of the history and culture of Black Americans living and working in St. Augustine. This is a partnership between many local cultural and academic institutions, and Governor’s House Library is proud to be part of this collaborative effort for more diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. To learn more about events and initiatives you can support, visit the Resilience page above or follow the Facebook page.
The St. Augustine Historical Society works to interpret and preserve the history of St. Augustine through the Oldest House Museum Complex and its Research Library. Governor’s House Library works with the Historical Society on a number of initiatives, including the St. Augustine Film Series and other events throughout the year. For more information on their museum and collections, visit their website linked above.
Flagler College partners with Governor’s House Library to provide hands-on experience for undergraduate students through internships and class projects. Our most recent collaboration with Flagler College is our current exhibit, Post from the Past, located in our first floor lobby gallery. Students in the Gallery Management class, led by Chris Balaschak and Laura Marion, curated the exhibit using library collections which opened in December 2019.
The St. Augustine Archival Society is a consortium of local cultural heritage institutions and its professionals in an effort to better serve patrons in understanding St. Augustine’s history. Through monthly meetings and information exchanges, the group is able to collaborate on events, projects, and initiatives. The Governor’s House Library staff coordinates and facilitates the Archival Society. To learn more about the society’s members and their collections, visit their website linked above.