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?
Don’t miss the June program, at Old St. Andrews, of the Jacksonville Historical Society!
Who were early immigrants to the North Florida area and who are they today?
The Jacksonville Historical Society’s June program features three speakers who offer insight on North Florida’s immigrant history. Included are Kathleen Cohen, with an overview of immigration in Jacksonville from 1880 through 1920; Giselle Carson, Attorney with the Marks Gray Law Firm, presenting the area’s immigration story from a legal point of view; and World Relief Director Jose Vega, offering a portrait of 21st century North Florida immigrants.
Executive Director Emeritus Emily Lisska, who started “The Melting Pot” project, will describe the project that captured the record-ed stories of North Florida immigrants from more than a dozen countries. The evening also includes an exhibit featuring the individuals who participated in the oral history series. “The Melting Pot” oral histories can be found at www.jaxhistory.org
Reception With the “The Melting Pot” exhibit featuring local immigrant stories
7:00 pm Presentation
The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
Free parking is available in behind Old St. Andrew’s along Duval Street.
For information, (904) 665-0064.