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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

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Tag Archives: Cummer family history

Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 3



Arthur Gerrish Cummer, originally from Morley, Michigan, was born in 1873, the son of Wellington Wilson Cummer and Mary Ada Gerrish.  While attending the University of Michigan, Arthur met Ninah May Holden from Michigan City, Indiana. Born in 1875, she was one of the few women attending the university; she studied languages. After receiving her […]

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Museum History



On November 11, 1961, Jacksonville residents had their first look at the newly constructed Cummer Museum, built on the site of founders Arthur and Ninah Cummer’s Riverside Avenue home.

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