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The silver lining in the very dark coronavirus cloud is the CARES (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security) Act. Read more to see how you can help the Jacksonville Historical Society.

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Will there be a Gingerbread Extravaganza this year?

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Gingerbread! Plans are underway for the 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza in December! What shape the event will actually take has yet to unfold. While the Jacksonville Historical Society is working on plans for a modified exhibit in Old St. Andrew’s Church, we’re also planning on a virtual exhibit in […]

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Former Councilman joins JHS Board

William H. Bishop, AIA, was warmly welcomed to the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Board of Directors at its August 2020 meeting. Get to know Bill and why he chose to serve on the JHS Board.

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Looking Back: Ax Handle Saturday

From the Archives: Tune in to a playlist of videos on our YouTube channel about Ax Handle Saturday, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary, August 27. Check them out and hear interviews with Jacksonville men who were there: Rodney Hurst, Nat Glover and Alton Yates. Plus videos on the event and on civil rights struggles in Jacksonville in the years shortly after.

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Name That Tune: What to Call New Music Museum

If you name it, we will build! Help the Jacksonville Historical Society name and brand a new music history museum and performance venue. From blues to jazz, rockabilly to Southern Rock ‘n Roll, we’ll share the people and the music behind the Jacksonville music scene then and now!

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