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South’s Best Holiday Experience

Southern Living magazine had a story in its December 2015 issue that named the Extravaganza among the “South’s best holiday experiences.” The Gingerbread Extravaganza was one of only four events selected. The brief, but highly visible article mentioned that amateur and professional creations were shown side by side.  They also gave a nod to the […]

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Gingerbread Extravaganza is featured in Southern Living

The 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza is getting some much deserved press outside of Jacksonville. Southern Living magazine ran story in its December issue that named the Extravaganza among the “South’s best holiday experiences.” The Gingerbread Extravaganza was one of only four events selected. The brief, but highly visible article mentioned that amateur and professional […]

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A Remarkable Gift: Delores Barr Weaver’s grant in perpetuity begins in 2015

Delores Barr Weaver recently announced a remarkable gift to the Jacksonville Historical Society and 19 other area organizations. Beginning in 2015, the society along with the other non-profit groups will receive an annual $10,000 grant in perpetuity. For the Historical Society, the grant punctuates two decades of generous support by Mrs. Weaver. The innovative grant […]

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People’s Choice Winners

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea*, inspired by the famous Jules Verne novel, was the far-and-away winner of the People’s Choice award at JHS’s 12th Annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza, which concluded December 23, 2014. This was the vote cast by people who attended the Extravaganza and were asked to select their favorite gingerbread house/creation. Built by […]

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Become a Gingerbread Extravaganza Sponsor

The generosity provided by local individuals and companies support what is one of North Florida’s most unique traditions and the city’s most creative holiday event! The Extravaganza benefits the educational programs and archival repository of the Jacksonville Historical Society. We hope that you’ll agree to be apart of the this wonderful holiday event by helping […]

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Gingerbread Extravaganza

JHS is proud to present this beloved holiday tradition from November 29 – December 28, 2018 Benefiting the educational programs and archival repository of the Jacksonville Historical Society Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread creations built by chefs, bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, families, young people and other individuals. These tasty creations are placed on […]

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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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