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Historic Dedication: Fort Hatch

A JHS February Co-sponsored Event Did you know there used to be a wall around Jacksonville? During the Civil War, the Union army built a wall around the then, much smaller city of Jacksonville. Its purpose was to defend the important port city from further attack by the Confederate army. Ft. Hatch was an important […]

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Through the Lens

Jacksonville Historical Society’s Photo Contest: “Through the Lens” An exhibit of the Jacksonville Historical Society’s photo contest, “Through the Lens” winners will go on display in the Downtown Main Library’s first floor on Wednesday, February 7. That evening during Art Walk, is an opening reception, 5 to 8 pm. The winners of the cash prizes […]

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Black History Month at The Ritz

A JHS February Membership Program Event Sponsored by The Jacksonville Historical Society and the Ritz Theatre and Museum Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM The Ritz Museum, a gem of Jacksonville history in its own right, is the perfect place to reflect on Black History Month and to celebrate our community’s […]

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Jacksonville’s Jews: We Really Mean Business

Join the Jacksonville Historical Society, for Jacksonville’s Jews: We Really Mean Business. Thursday, January 18th Reception at 6:30pm Program at 7pm. For about a century—from the post antebellum era to the 1960s or so—the communal experience of Jews in the South was largely defined by the mercantile role that they played on the Main Streets […]

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