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JHS program honored with 2017 Historic Preservation Award!

The February 2017 program at the Jacksonville Historical Society, Civil Right Struggles, from the Beach to the Courthouse was held at Old St. Andrews Church, co-sponsored by the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Daniel Webster Perkins Bar Association of Jacksonville. Demonstrations in St. Augustine, led by giants of history such as […]

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Treasures from the Archives

September 2017 Mayor of Italian town seeks silent film era information from JHS Archives by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette Among the various requests we receive on a daily basis at the historical society, I think this is one of the most unique. It read: Hi, I’m Michele Marino, I am the mayor of a municipality in Basilicata, […]

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Why St. Augustine’s history is important to Jacksonville

Celebrate 450! by Taryn Rodriguez-Boette When Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sighted the coast of Florida on the 28th of August of 1565, the peninsula of Florida had been part of the Spanish Empire for 52 years. In 1513 Juan Ponce de León had claimed the land he called Florida for Spain. During that first voyage […]

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If you want to be historically accurate this holiday, serve alligator

In the autumn of 1621, in celebration of their first successful corn harvest, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony hunted wildfowl and held a feast that was attended by local members of the Wampanoag Tribe, which contributed five deer. History books and countless American schoolchildren know this communal meal as the famous “First Thanksgiving.” Except that […]

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