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Jacksonville at 199

Next year the citizens of Jacksonville will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of their hometown as we commemorate Jacksonville’s Bicentennial. What happened in 1822? Read more to see what CEO Alan Bliss shares about our humble, bovine beginnings.

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Making the Case for Historic Preservation

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.

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JHS office opens for appointments

The Jacksonville Historical Society is pleased to re-open its office, including the archives and research library, by appointment only. Contact our office by phone at (904) 665-0064, or email For archives and research assistance, contact For any additional questions or concerns, contact Chief Executive Officer Alan Bliss directly at     For the […]

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