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?
If you love historic buildings and telling stories, we need you to help us tell the Merrill Family story! Docents are needed year-round to lead small-to-medium sized group tours of the two-story 1879 Merrill House. You can regale visitors in the life and times of the James E. Merrill family. During December, there are frequent requests for tours from Gingerbread Extravaganza visitors. If you would like to share your time and talent, join us for Docent Training Friday, October 4, 9am – 11am.
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.