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Living history museum will close to tourists

Brad Taylor-Hicks

Brad Taylor-Hicks stood behind a battered old table that was built in South America, then shipped to St. Augustine sometime in the 1600s, as the tale goes.
The wooden table is on display today in the kitchen of the oldest home at the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum along St. George Street. Said Taylor-Hicks:

If this table could talk, I’d be out of a job.

As it turns out, Taylor-Hicks, 34, is losing his job as a museum guide at the end of September. And no, the old table did not learn to talk. The city of St. Augustine is dismissing Taylor-Hicks and 19 other museum employees to cut costs (see more museum photos here). Continue reading