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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?

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7:00 pm August Lecture Series “Goat Island Hermit: The State of Florida versus Rollians Christopher”
August Lecture Series “Goat Island Hermit: The State of Florida versus Rollians Christopher”
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On Thursday evening, August 23, the JHS Speaker Series presents Dr. Timothy Gilmore, on “The Goat Island Hermit: The State of Florida versus Rollians Christopher.” In 1955, Rollians Christopher, an illiterate goatherd who’d claimed squatter’s[...]

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