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June Lecture Series The Melting Pot: The Diverse Cultures of Northeast Florida

When:
June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-06-21T19:00:00-04:00
2018-06-21T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Old St. Andrews
317 A Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
USA
Contact:
Alan Bliss
(904) 665-0064

“Early twenty century immigrant owners Catherine and Anthony Depasquale with daughter Carmelina at grocery, Tony’s Place at Houston and Lee streets. Photo circa 1938.”

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

6:30 pm
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.

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