Requests will be handled via phone or email In continuing to adapt to developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, the Jacksonville Historical Society’s facilities, including the archives and research library, are closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th. This closure will continue until further notice. As soon as normal operations resume, research appointments can […]
Due to health and life safety concerns with large gatherings during this time of COVID-19 crisis, the April 23 program has been cancelled at this time. The Jacksonville Historical Society Speaker Series program shines a spotlight on the people and events that have shaped Jacksonville’s past. The Honorable Brian J. Davis, a United States District […]
Due to health and life safety concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Jacksonville Historical Society has prudently made the decision to reschedule the race for sometime in October. Stay tuned in coming weeks for more details! Fanning the flames for the Great Fire Run! 5K and 1 Mile Race to benefit Jacksonville Historical Society. The […]
Jacksonville Historical Society creates membership level for educators in time of COVID-19 health crisis.
Mary A. Nolan was an unlikely figure in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Disabled and elderly, she was on the front lines in the march for women’s right to vote.
Jacksonville City Council votes 16-1 in favor of appropriation bill to help Casket Factory building renovation Thanks to 16 of 19 City of Jacksonville Councilmembers, wheels are in motion for help from City Council to fund the $300,000 renovation campaign to establish a state-of-the-art archival processing and storage facility at the Jacksonville Historical Society. On […]
Since acquiring the photo collection of the Florida Times-Union, we have spent considerable time working with its rich and diverse materials. Whether it’s a national media outlet in need of a photo of a young Hank Aaron, or preparations for our recent Speaker Series program at Edward Waters College, we enjoy any opportunity to go […]
Thanks to City Council President Scott Wilson and At-Large Council Member Matt Carlucci, the Jacksonville Historical Society’s campaign to pay for renovations to its century-old Florida Casket Company building may receive significant help from the Council’s reserve. On February 26, City Council heard public comments on Bill 2020-115, an appropriation of $35,000 from the City […]
In recent months, Jacksonville’s historic buildings have been a lively topic in the public discourse. The attention drawn by the demolition of Fire Station #5, on Riverside Avenue, as well as that of a group of houses in the Cathedral District, has raised awareness and sensitivity to the future of old buildings. The conversation promises […]
As a member of the Jacksonville History Consortium, it pleases the Jacksonville Historical Society to promote this partner event, presented by the Timucuan Parks Foundation and the National Park Service. On February 15 and 22, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a unit of the National Park Service, will host Kingsley Heritage Celebration at Kingsley Plantation. […]