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Register for June Program: An Evening with Mayor Jake

Join the Jacksonville Historical Society for our June program, June 22nd, for “An Evening with Mayor Jake” with former Mayor, Jake Godbold, at 630pm. Jake Godbold’s presence on the city’s political scene has spanned decades.  He served as Jacksonville’s Mayor from January 1, 1979 through June 30, 1987. Godbold was also part of the City […]

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Is This the Most Famous Photo in Jacksonville History?

It was interesting to watch people’s reactions as they looked up at the photo on the banner hanging outside The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens touting a current exhibit: “Picturing Jacksonville: 150 Years of Photography” back in July 2005. Some people smiled almost sheepishly, as if they had just been told a joke that […]

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