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The JHS seeks preservation grant for its 1878 St. Luke’s

The Jacksonville Historical Society has applied for a preservation grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to help restore much of the exterior of its National Register Site, St. Luke’s Hospital on Palmetto Street. If awarded, the grant provides funds to restore parts of the building’s envelope including all porches, railings, columns and many […]

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JHS announces 2017 list of the area’s Most Endangered Properties

On June 15, 2017, the Jacksonville Historical Society released its annual “Most Endangered Buildings” list to draw attention to the plight of significant historical structures that are in danger of being lost because of neglect, development pressures and/or demolition. The purpose of selecting the most imperiled structures is to increase the public’s awareness of the […]

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Historical Society is awarded state grant to record immigrant stories

The Jacksonville Historical Society was awarded a state grant last week to record stories of immigrants to Northeast Florida. The project, The Melting Pot: The Diverse Cultures of Northeast Florida, proposed by the JHS a year ago to the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, will receive $11,500 in funding to record immigrant histories. Oral histories […]

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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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