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Volunteer Open House!

Channel your inner volunteer with JHS! Meet staff & volunteers, get a tour of our historical properties and information on volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to match your skills and interests with JHS projects. Lunch will be provided. SIGN UP AT EVENTBRITE. Volunteer opportunities are available in traditional archival services, office administration, membership administration, event […]

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Recovering Manhattan Beach

On February 25, 2019, Brittany Cohill, of the Beaches Museum, will share the history of Manhattan Beach with us. The memory of Florida’s first African American beach resort in the segregated South is eroding with time. With no visible evidence remaining of a once-vibrant coastal retreat, “Recovering Manhattan Beach” uses archival sources, oral histories, and […]

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Old St. Andrews Open House

Calling all brides and event planners!  You are invited to an Open House at Old St. Andrews Church on Saturday, March 2nd, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. This 1888 structure has become an iconic and convenient destination for many weddings and events. The event is hosted by Events Coordinator, Jade Stanley, of All About You Staffing. […]

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RIP City Hall

On the morning of January 20, JHS Archivist Mitch Hemann, board member Harry Reagan and Executive Director Alan Bliss represented the Jacksonville Historical Society at a gathering to witness the implosion of Jacksonville’s old (ca. 1960) City Hall. The observation event was attended by numerous past and present city officials, and we recorded brief remarks […]

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The Remarkable Merrill House

The Merrill House, built in 1886 by Jacksonville Shipbuilder James Merrill, was happy to have its walls warmed up by the enthusiastic members of the Jean Ribault Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently. Docents, Nancy Gandy and Holly Hamrick, shared the turn of the century lifestyle with the group. Weekday tours of […]

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