Please join us on the evening of May 22 at Old St. Andrews Church for our annual membership meeting and program. Note that the program presentation will be somewhat shortened.
The evening begins at 6:30 with our customary social half-hour. At 7:00 PM, JHS members will hear the report of the nominating committee for next year’s board members, followed by a vote on the candidates.
Upon conclusion of the membership vote, our program will highlight local historic preservation challenges, with examples from Jacksonville neighborhoods. Speakers include Alan Bliss, JHS interim executive director and adjunct professor of history at the University of North Florida, joined by preservation veterans. What better place to discuss historic preservation opportunities and challenges than Old St. Andrews, itself a major example of saving one of Jacksonville’s landmarks?
Following the discussion , we will hear announcements from JHS board president Pat Andrews. We’ll then adjourn for a social gathering to acknowledge and enjoy some special social time with “emerita” executive director, Emily Lisska. She is now ninety days into a very active “retirement” that has her doing research, conducting oral history interviews, leading tours, public speaking and more! On May 3, the City of Jacksonville’s Historic Preservation Commission honored Emily for her achievements in the preservation movement. Congratulations and thank you, Emily!
Social half-hour with light refreshments begins at 6:30, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.
*This event is free for members, we ask non-members for a donation of $5