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Holiday Party Reservations

Reserve Old St. Andrews for your Holiday Party Reward your clients or staff with a Holiday Party in Old St. Andrews surrounded by the 16th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza regalia! Turnkey or ala carte formats available, including catering, audio/visual equipment, music, wait staff, bartending, passed hors d’ouevres and parking. Request a date at the link above […]

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October Program: Cemeteries As Outdoor Museums

Cemeteries as Outdoor Museums Wednesday, October 23 – 6:30pm Cemeteries are valuable places of learning and are a largely underutilized type of outdoor history. Join the Jacksonville Historical Society in collaboration with the Florida Public Archaeology Network as we explore the lessons and history we can discover at our historic cemeteries. Emily Jane Murray, M.A. […]

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Merrill House Docent Training

October 4 – 9am – 11am 9:00am Meet and Greet Coffee 9:30am Docent Training Can you weave a tale and entertain small audiences? Then, join us for Docent Training, Friday, October 4, 9am – 11am at the Historic Merrill House! Staff and Docents will teach you the story of this cherished piece of Jacksonville history. […]

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September Speaker Series – CANCELLED

CANCELLED due to hazardous weather Regretfully, we must cancel the Sept. 5th Speaker Series event due to hazardous weather. We hope to reschedule this event later in the Fall. Please stay safe this week, and keep upcoming JHS events on your calendar: September 14 – Ultimate Gingerbread Workshop! 9:00a, – 11:00am – Old St. Andrews […]

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Salute to the Jax Red Caps

Durkeeville Historical Society and Jacksonville Historical Society will host a joint program on Saturday, July 13 to honor the Jax Red Caps team. The historical societies will present a multi-media program on the Jax Red Caps team at 5:00pm. Afterwards we will cheer on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp as they face the Mississippi Braves. Game tickets for participants are reserved […]

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2019 Endangered Historic Properties Report

Jacksonville Historical Society announced its 2019 Endangered Historic Properties Report at a press conference and Lunch-n-Learn June 14, 2019 at the 1888 Old St. Andrews. Thank you to our 2019 Historic Sites Committee and guest speakers who joined us for the Lunch-n-Learn. The 2019 Endangered Historic Properties Report can be viewed here. The presentation from […]

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Deep Roots, Many Branches: The Blues in Northeast Florida

WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. We cannot accept any additional reservations. Please join us for one of our upcoming events. Mitch Hemann, musician, singer-songwriter and JHS Archivist will unleash his vocal cords and creativity to pay tribute to the legacy of blues in Northeast Florida. From field hollers to the birth of […]

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Jacksonville: Florida’s Tourist Mecca and Its Grand Hotels: 1869 to 1926

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:00pm Reception 6:30pm JHS Annual Meeting and Announcements 6:45pm 2019 Endangered Properties Report 7:00pm Jacksonville: Florida’s Tourist Mecca and Its Grand Hotels: 1869 to 1926 Where: St. John’s Cathedral, Taliaferro Hall, 256 E. Church Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Well-known historian, civic advocate and JHS board member, Dr. Wayne Wood, will take […]

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Volunteer Open House!

Channel your inner volunteer with JHS! Meet staff & volunteers, get a tour of our historical properties and information on volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to match your skills and interests with JHS projects. Lunch will be provided. SIGN UP AT EVENTBRITE. Volunteer opportunities are available in traditional archival services, office administration, membership administration, event […]

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Recovering Manhattan Beach

On February 25, 2019, Brittany Cohill, of the Beaches Museum, will share the history of Manhattan Beach with us. The memory of Florida’s first African American beach resort in the segregated South is eroding with time. With no visible evidence remaining of a once-vibrant coastal retreat, “Recovering Manhattan Beach” uses archival sources, oral histories, and […]

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