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ABOUT JHS

What Does the Jacksonville Historical Society Do?

    • We support area restoration projects and have raised more that $2 million dollars in the last decade for the restoration of Jacksonville landmarks.

 

    • We offer a monthly speaker program, both scholarly and entertaining, on matters relating to Jacksonville and North Florida history.

 

    • We showcase turn-of-the-century Jacksonville in the James E. Merrill History House, interpreted in the American Victorian period.

 

    • We maintain an archival repository open to the public, with tens of thousands of documents, photographs, rare books and architectural artifacts relating to Jacksonville-area history.

 

    • We provide speakers to area organizations, schools and churches on a variety of Jacksonville history topics.

 

    • We lead walking tours through the “heart of Jacksonville” among other North Florida locations.

 

    • We place historic site markers in appropriate locations throughout the city.

 

    • We produce the Jacksonville History Show, shown on Comcast Cable Channel every Wednesday at 8 p.m., and also available on our YouTube channel.

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