How are YOU going to celebrate Jacksonville’s 200th birthday? You can brand an event as a bicentennial event, become a Bicentennial Sponsor, donate in-kind goods and services, volunteer and more.
The St. Johns River Bridge, erected in 1921, was the first to bridge the gap for vehicle traffic between Jacksonville’s north and south banks. Nicknamed the Yellow Monster for its penchant to delay traffic while stuck in the raised position, the bridge later named the Acosta Bridge recently celebrated 100 years of service. Read more about Jacksonville’s bridges…
Part of our mission is to make the case for historic preservation, partly because it creates economic development in addition to cultural capital, but also because an old building contributes to the time capsule of city planning, architecture and construction as they were understood and practiced in the early 1900s.
A Facebook post by JHS Senior Archivist Mitch Hemann on the 120th anniversary of the Great Fire led to a comment which, in turn, led volunteer Nancy Gandy on a hunt for a family tie.
The Jacksonville Historical Society will soon be opening the Merrill House Museum for tours. Read more for details on this fascinating slice of Victorian era history!
Take a step back in time on Saturday, June 26, as 1920s era vintage automobiles traverse the Acosta Bridge in celebration of its centennial.