Support the Jacksonville Historical Society
Ways to Give
The Jacksonville Historical Society strives to fulfill the mission of preserving and interpreting the history and cultural heritage of Northeast Florida and Jacksonville. But, more than ever before, we are now dependent on the philanthropic support of you—the individuals and corporations and organizations and foundations we serve.
You can give online, by mail or by phone – gifts by check, credit card and money order; in the form of securities, life insurance and real estate; as bequests and from qualified retirement plans. Donors may also make a tribute or memorial gift to honor a special person or event. Donations by individuals, corporations, and foundations are important to continue the work of JHS.
Since its founding the Jacksonville Historical Society has acquired 98% of its artifact collection through donations. The archive staff supervises the acquisition of artifacts. To donate an object, please contact the museum at 904.374.0296 or e-mail the head of collections, Mitch Hemann at email@example.com. Plan to describe the object in detail and leave a detailed message so collections may best determine whether the object meets the society’s collecting criteria. For more information on donating archival material, click here.
While cash donations are appreciated, we need donations of your time. Volunteers are the backbone of the Jacksonville Historical Society, and your ability to donate a few hours a week is extremely valuable. We need docents for the Merrill House, historic researchers, office workers, tour guides, muscular types, hosts for meetings, food preparers, catalogers for the archives, oral history interviewers, and other professions. Please go here to fill out the Volunteer Request Form.
Through your estate and financial planning, you may leave an enduring legacy to support the work and mission of the Jacksonville Historical Society. Information about planned giving to the JHS is available here.