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Merrill Museum House Tours!

Experience Jacksonville at the turn of the 20th century! The James E. Merrill House, a fully furnished home, depicts life in  Jacksonville in 1903. The best kept example of 19th century Queen Anne – Eastlake Victorian home is furnished as the Merrill’s and other middle class Jacksonville families would have lived at that time. This house, […]

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Join us Oct. 24th for Chills and Thrills!

On Friday October 24, 2014, the Jacksonville Historical Society will stage the second annual Halloween Party in the Casket Factory, following up on its 2013 success as the greatest Halloween party in Jacksonville’s history. It will take place once again at the Casket Factory, a mysterious old brick building on the edge of downtown. It […]

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Spotlight: Henrietta Dozier

Born in Fernandina Beach, Henrietta C. Dozier graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899 with an advanced degree in architecture. She was one of only three women in the class of 176 students, and she was the only one to graduate. After working in Atlanta for thirteen years, Henrietta C. Dozier moved her […]

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Charting Jacksonville’s Seaport History

Join us for September 26, 2013 for a presentation by Alan Bliss, PhD., who will chart Jacksonville’s Seaport History. As a riverport, a seaport, and a Navy town, the sea has defined Jacksonville over centuries. At the University of North Florida, Dr. Alan Bliss teaches maritime history emphasizing Jacksonville’s experience. In this presentation, he will show […]

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Gingerbread Extravaganza

Jacksonville’s beloved holiday tradition returns December 4th. The Gingerbread Extravaganza showcases gigantic gingerbread confections and benefits the children’s programs of the Jacksonville Historical Society. The event will be open from December 4th through December 21st, and will be held at Old St. Andrews, located across the street from Veterans Memorial Arena. For more information about […]

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