Top Navigation

Connect with History: News from JHS

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 […]

Continue Reading

Pop Up History

Jacksonville history “Pops Up” all over town! A crowd of 175 people gathered at Intuition Ale Works at 720 King Street for our most recent Pop Up History event to hear the story of Silvertown, a forgotten little town from the 1880s which was swallowed up by the growing Riverside neighborhood. Historian Wayne Wood performed […]

Continue Reading

JHS Completes Purchase of Old St. Luke’s Hospital

As the Jacksonville Historical Society celebrates its 84th anniversary, we’re  preparing for the next 80 years with the most significant acquisition in our history. The Society has purchased the 1878 St. Luke’s Hospital property at Palmetto and Duval Streets, as well as the adjacent 1882 Florida Casket Company Building, Our goal is to develop these […]

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2016 by Jacksonville Historical Society