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The Jacksonville Historical Society celebrates 88 years!

It was no mistake when the society’s founders selected May 3, 1929, as the organization’s initial meeting date. May 3, 2017, marks 88 years for the Jacksonville Historical Society. The society shares the important May 3, date with the anniversary of the Great Fire of 1901. Looking back to the society’s 1929 founding year, the […]

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RSVP for April 20th Program: Andrew Jackson in Florida

Join the Jacksonville Historical Society and co-sponsor, The Hermitage, on April 20th for a 6:30pm reception and book signing, followed by a 7pm program with authors and speakers, Dr. Sherry Johnson and Dr. James G. Cusick. Andrew Jackson is one of the most controversial figures in Florida history. He invaded Pensacola, the capital of Spanish-controlled […]

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March Program! Florida’s Fleet: A Shrimping Legacy from the First Coast

The Jacksonville Historical Society and Brendan Burke, author and underwater archaeologist with the St. Augustine Historical Society and Museum‘s research center LAMP, will present a program on Florida’s Fleet: A Shrimping Legacy from the First Coast on Thursday, March 30th beginning with a reception at 6:30pm followed by the program at 7pm. During the early […]

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February 23rd Program: Civil Rights Struggles

Civil Rights Struggles, from the beach to the Courthouse Please note the time change: Reception: 6pm Program: 630pm This observation of Black History Month connects Jacksonville to some of the Civil Rights era’s most pivotal events, which took place in Northeast Florida. Demonstrations in St. Augustine, led by giants of history such as Dr. Martin […]

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