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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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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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Update: Window displays at City Hall awarded 2017 Historic Preservation Award

The Jacksonville Historical Society’s City Hall windows project will receive a 2017 Jacksonville Historic Preservation Award for its coordination of history displays in the Duval Street windows at City Hall. Also awarded are the Dukeeville Historical Society, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, Mandarin Community Club, San Marco Preservation, and the Springfield Improvement Association and Archives. […]

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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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Wednesday, January 18 Program: The History of Florida Broadcasting

When: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 Where: Old St. Andrews Time: 630pm Reception; 7pm Program The January program at Old St. Andrew’s features former broadcaster Donn R. Colee, Jr., author of Towers in the Sand: The History of Florida Broadcasting. Towers in the Sand is the only comprehensive history of Florida’s broadcasting industry 1922-2016. The book explores the people, […]

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