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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 African-American heritage. Please join us to introduce (or re-introduce yourself) to the Ritz Museum’s rich exhibits and collections, and to experience the “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” animatronic exhibit, which movingly represents Jacksonville’s famous native sons, James Weldon Johnson and his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson. These two giants of African-American history come to life in a twelve-minute presentation that is supported by numerous displays and artifacts. Museum Director Adonnica Toler, MA and her team of docents will narrate tours of the museum.

    • When: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    • Reception: 6:30pm with light refreshments
    • Program: 7pm
    • Tours: approximately 7:10pm
    • Speakers: Ritz Museum Director Adonnica Toler and JHS Interim Executive Director Alan Bliss
    • Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
    • Free parking is available on site and directly across Davis Street from the Museum entrance in the Church parking lot.

Your guests are welcome.
Security will be on duty.

  • $5.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit the Jacksonville Historical Society and the Ritz Theatre and Museum for non-members.
  • Students free with proper ID.
  • For information, phone 904.665.0064, or

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