To Our Educator Friends and Homeschooling Parents
We understand these are difficult times. At the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum education is our passion. We are taking this opportunity to help our educator friends discover the very important and unique history of not only the Ximenez-Fatio House, but St. Augustine. On this page you will find materials to help fulfill your requirements as well as fun activities for students of all ages.
If there are any special requests for further information or a specific topic, please reach out to Dr. Roger Smith at [email protected] with any requests.
Jigsaw Puzzle Fun!
Click on the pictures below to see if you can solve
these digital jigsaw puzzles!
Lanterloo or simply, Loo, was a very popular card game in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors to Miss Fatio’s were said to have played the game in the evenings after dinner in the guest parlor. Visitors to the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will see a Loo table and game set ready for the next tournament!
A “necessary chair” was a absolute necessity in the Victorian Era! Most homes did not have indoor plumbing and chamber pots were difficult to use, especially for those who were ill. This wooden chair was modified and a chamber pot was installed to make it more comfortable for the user.
Heston the Cat
Meet Heston, our courtyard cat! Heston is well fed and taken care of and in return he takes care of our house. Before commercial exterminators were the norm, cats would have helped homeowners keep their houses and outbuildings pest free. Not only is he a good mouser, he is very handsome!