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Archive volunteers provide service throughout the year

February 2017 The Jacksonville Historical Society Archive volunteers provide over 2,000 work hours annually- not including the Gingerbread House Extravaganza! The JHS Archive averages sixteen consistent volunteers who work on a weekly basis. They assist Archivist Taryn Rodriguez-Boette with duties such as cataloging collections that are made up of books, blueprints, miscellaneous paper materials, photos, […]

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Meet the Team

Editor’s Note: A rising high school senior, Jon Francisco is one of several high school students who volunteer at the JHS Archives during the summer break. He’s proven an outstanding researcher, expertly piecing together information about JHS photographs and images that need identification. Anyone on the staff will tell you that Jon is an invaluable […]

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It takes a large JHS team for the Annual Evergreen Pumpkin Run

The ultimate volunteer opportunity  is presented this month featuring the hearty volunteers who showed up from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, October 30, at Evergreen Cemetery Pumpkin Run to set up and run the Jacksonville Historical Society water tables for the ever-growing annual event.  The 5 K and ten mile race with 2,200 runners […]

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October Pumpkin Run Volunteers were a terrific “team”

For 16 years, Jacksonville Historical Society volunteers have staffed the ever growing October Pumpkin Run at Evergreen Cemetery. It requires a “wake up call” typically around 5 a.m. to arrive in time at the cemetery to set up and staff the water tables for the 8 a.m. run through historic Evergreen. 2,000 plus runners participated […]

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