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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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Old St. Andrews Open House

Calling all brides and event planners!  You are invited to an Open House at Old St. Andrews Church on Saturday, March 2nd, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. This 1888 structure has become an iconic and convenient destination for many weddings and events. The event is hosted by Events Coordinator, Jade Stanley, of All About You Staffing. […]

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RIP City Hall

On the morning of January 20, JHS Archivist Mitch Hemann, board member Harry Reagan and Executive Director Alan Bliss represented the Jacksonville Historical Society at a gathering to witness the implosion of Jacksonville’s old (ca. 1960) City Hall. The observation event was attended by numerous past and present city officials, and we recorded brief remarks […]

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The Remarkable Merrill House

The Merrill House, built in 1886 by Jacksonville Shipbuilder James Merrill, was happy to have its walls warmed up by the enthusiastic members of the Jean Ribault Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently. Docents, Nancy Gandy and Holly Hamrick, shared the turn of the century lifestyle with the group. Weekday tours of […]

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Speaker Series: William Morgan, An Evolution of an Architect

William Morgan (1930–2016) was a bold, innovative, and highly imaginative architect known internationally for fusing ancient and modern styles and for his early championing of green design principles. In his extensively illustrated book, William Morgan: Evolution of an Architect, Richard Shieldhouse traces Morgan’s life story and the development of his singular design vision. Exploring Morgan’s […]

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