Experience over fifty gingerbread creations, take the Scavenger Hunt challenge, vote for the Peoples’ Choice Awards, tour the Historic Merrill House and more at “one of the most creative shows in Jacksonville!” Continue reading here for dates and details.
Hear ye, hear ye! The Jacksonville Terminal is turning 100! Please join us as rail industry veteran and retired CSX President, Clarence Gooden, pays tribute to this icon of Jacksonville’s social, cultural and economic heritage. Once the largest rail terminal in the South, the Jacksonville Terminal transported millions of passengers over 55 years, until the last passenger train departed in 1974. Join us to celebrate the memories and history of this grand transportation center! RSVP requested at attached link.
RESCHEDULED: The History of the Insurance Industry, January 23, 2020. Guest speaker, J. F. Bryan, IV will recount Jacksonville’s role in the 20th century insurance boom and its long-lasting impact on our economy.
1st Place Sports is hosting the 20th Annual Pumpkin Run in historic Evergreen Cemetery, Sunday, October 27th! Participants can choose between the 5K or 10 mile routes, both entirely within the tree-covered cemetery grounds. This fall tradition gives you the opportunity to run, sprint or stroll amongst the final resting place of many famous – […]
Reserve Old St. Andrews for your Holiday Party Reward your clients or staff with a Holiday Party in Old St. Andrews surrounded by the 17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza regalia! Turnkey or ala carte formats available, including catering, audio/visual equipment, music, wait staff, bartending, passed hors d’oeuvres and parking. Request a date at the link above […]
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., […]
Join us for Docent Training, Friday October 4 OR Monday, October 14! You will learn how to lead tours of the Historic Merrill House, a treasure of Jacksonville’s past. RSVP requested.
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 […]
We will be accepting builders for this annual community tradition until space is full. If you want to build this year, submit your Builder Permit form as soon as possible. We can’t wait to see everyone when the show opens December 4, 2019! Continue reading here ->
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 […]