At the Jacksonville Historical Society, we’re making history every day. Our monthly Speakers Series offers in-depth information on surprising and diverse aspects of our city’s past, and our fun Pop Up events are designed to bring attention to the forgotten history buried in our own back yard. Throughout the year, we also lead countless school groups on “insider tours” of our city’s most significant landmarks and events. Why don’t you join us?
Join us for this important discussion on our endangered historic properties. Now, more than ever, Jacksonville must chose wisely to protect historic treasures for generations to come.
Dr. Alan Bliss, Executive Director of JHS, will give an in depth evaluation of JHS’s 2019 Endangered Historic Properties and the state of historic preservation in Jacksonville with several experts in this field. DEADLINE TO PURCHASE LUNCH TICKETS IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12.
- Joel McEachin, former City of Jacksonville Senior Planner of the Community Planning Division, Historic Preservation Section. Mr. McEachin’s career highlights.
- Harry Reagan, JHS Board Member, JHS Historic Sites Committee member, career investigative reporter with WJXT, Friends of JaxLibrary leader, and
- Jim McCarthy, President of North Florida Land Trust since 2014, and long-time community advocate. NFLT is the steward of the newly restored Old Brewster Hospital.
The discussion will encompass properties at risk, recent successes, adaptive reuse and best practices in endeavors to preserve our historic treasurers. RESERVATIONS AND TIDBITS LUNCH ORDERS REQUIRED BY Wednesday, June 12.
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 11:30am
WHERE: Old St. Andrews Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
PARKING: Behind church.
DEEP ROOTS, MANY BRANCHES: THE ROOTS OF BLUES IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 6:30pm Old St. Andrews Church
Join us as Mitch Hemann, musician, singer-songwriter and JHS Archivist unleashes his vocal chords and creativity to pay tribute to the legacy of blues in Northeast Florida. From field hollers to the birth of Southern Rock, Jacksonville has played a pivotal role in the formation of Blues music. Mitch Hemann will be your guide on a musical journey that twists and turns its way through more than 100 years of music history, tracing the origins and the evolution of this truly American art form. This unique presentation will feature a combination of speaking and live musical performance.
Join us as Jacksonville Historical Society and Durkeeville Historical Society share the legacy of the Jax Red Caps and the Negro Baseball League. Saturday, July 13.
Presentation and light snacks: 5:00pm
Jumbo Shrimp Salute to the Red Caps Game 6:30pm
Parking is included in ticket price, and is located in the lots behind Old St. Andrews Church.
Celebrate 25 years of the Jaguars franchise with us as guest speaker and franchise investor, Preston Haskell, recounts the beginnings of the Jaguars in Jacksonville and their impact on our community.
JHS Members receive free admissions to programs. A donation of $10 per person is suggested for non-members.
Parking is available in the lot behind Old St. Andrews Church.
J. F. Bryan IV, former President of Independent Life Insurance, will recount the evolution of the insurance industry in Northeast Florida and its lasting impact on the region.
JHS Members receive free admissions to programs. A donation of $10 per person is suggested for non-members. Parking is available in the lot behind Old St. Andrews Church.
Get your game on! Learn from the best! This is your chance to swoop the 2019 Gingerbread Extravaganza. With the techniques and advice of expert builders, you will swim through the construction of your gingerbread creation, and successfully deliver your creation to Old St. Andrews before Thanksgiving!
Don’t miss this fantastic workshop 9:00am to 11:00am Saturday, September 14 at Old St. Andrews Church. Parking is available behind the church. REGISTRATION AT TICKET LINK.
If you have any questions about submitting a creation to the 2019 Gingerbread Extravaganza, call us at 904-665-0064.
Celebrate the 20th Annual Pumpkin Run in your best costume as we run or walk through the beautiful, historic Evergreen Cemetery. Sponsored again this year by Evergreen Cemetery and 1st Place sports, run proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Historical Society.