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Tag Archives: Arthur Cummer

Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 8

Jul

22

Shortly after Arthur’s death in 1943, Ninah Cummer turned her attention from her gardens to her passion for art and began to dream about the creation of a museum on her property.

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Looking back to look forward: Part 6

May

27

While Arthur and his brother Waldo led the Cummer Lumber Company, their wives masterminded the gardens surrounding their homes. Those gardens are now one of the glories of the Museum.

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 5

Apr

29

Like her husband, Arthur, Ninah Cummer was active in civic and charitable organizations. She distinguished herself quite early in Jacksonville by organizing relief after the city’s staggering fire of 1901 and as a Red Cross volunteer during World War I.

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 4

Mar

18

Mrs. Cummer gave birth to a daughter on November 13,1909. Named DeEtte Holden Cummer, she sadly lived only seventeen days. With the death of their only child, the Cummers threw themselves into civic and charitable work. Mr. Cummer, who had become president of the Cummer Lumber Company upon his father’s death in 1909, served as […]

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 3

Feb

18

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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Don’t Miss Our 50th Anniversary Kickoff!

Jan

04

Please join us as we celebrate our past, present and future.  We begin our yearlong celebration of The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 50th Anniversary by hosting our Kick-Off Event on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Our Chairs, Laura Magevney and Lisa Page, along with their committee, have planned an […]

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