Jacksonville has some of the oldest public school buildings in the State of Florida. Several are under consideration for renaming and public opinion swings on a wild pendulum. Jacksonville Historical Society CEO Dr. Alan Bliss shares a measured view of history.
Sign up today for the 120th Anniversary Commemoration of the Great Fire of 1901! Join us in a 5K run around the boundary of the May 3, 1901 fire that destroyed Jacksonville.
The month of April heralds the opening of Major League Baseball season and to honor that great American pastime, we offer up some snippets from Jacksonville’s own teams.
The Jacksonville Historical Society is pleased to host a presentation on the Timucua, Northeast Florida’s indigenous people, by two UNF professors. Click through to register!
Join us on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual presentation by award-winning author Dr. Michele Currie Navakas, on the topic of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life in Mandarin.
Do you know…how America’s first Black female aviatrix’ life ended in Jacksonville, Florida? Please enjoy this tale “From the Archives.”
The year 2020 has provided much fodder for historians. The JHS chooses now to look forward to new opportunities in 2021 to forward its mission of education and historic preservation. Join us!
Author and Historian Wayne W. Wood hits it out of the ballpark once again with the newly-released “LIFE: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars,” available at $49.95. Read more…
Requests will be handled via phone or email The Jacksonville Historical Society’s facilities, including the archives and research library, closed to the public March 18,2020 and will remain closed until further notice. As soon as normal operations resume, research appointments can be scheduled. In the meantime, the JHS staff remains available and committed to serve […]
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a contemporary subject for our March Speaker Series program. Read more, sign up!