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ABOUT JHS

What Does the Jacksonville Historical Society Do?

    • We support area restoration projects and have raised more than $2 million in the past 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, by appointment and during our annual Gingerbread Extravaganza.
    • 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.

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