The Jacksonville Historical Society very much regrets the need to adapt to current concerns about the corona virus and public gatherings, but has deemed it best for the community to reschedule the March 18 event for some time in July. Staff will reach out to all who have already registered for the event next week. […]
JF Bryan IV recounts the history of the insurance industry at Speaker Series event Over 70 members of the Jacksonville Historical Society and other guests gathered Jan. 23 at Old St. Andrew’s Church in downtown Jacksonville to hear the story of the rise and decline of insurance companies which were headquartered in the city. The […]
The Blues in Northeast Florida The Southern Genealogists’ Exchange Society cordially invites you to take a musical journey with JHS Senior Archivist Mitch Hemann — musician/singer/songwriter by avocation — at the Mandarin Branch Library, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. The library is located at 3330 Kori Road, near the intersection of San Jose Blvd. and […]
Speaker: David Jamison, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Edward Waters College Date: Monday, February 3, 2020, 6 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. lecture Location: Edward Waters College, 1658 Kings Road
“My daddy was a railroad man,” said Peggy Harrell Jennings of Ortega. “My father, A.C. Harrell, worked for Seaboard Air Line, then Seaboard Coastline Railways when they merged, for about 30 years. He retired sometime in the late 1980s and passed on in 1992. He was a trainman, brakeman and sometimes a conductor.” […]
The History of the Insurance Industry, January 23, 2020. Guest speaker, J. F. Bryan, IV will recount Jacksonville’s role in the 20th century insurance boom and its long-lasting impact on our economy.
Experience over fifty gingerbread creations, take the Scavenger Hunt challenge, vote for the Peoples’ Choice Awards, tour the Historic Merrill House and more at “one of the most creative shows in Jacksonville!” Continue reading here for dates and details.
Hear ye, hear ye! The Jacksonville Terminal is turning 100! Please join us as rail industry veteran and retired CSX President, Clarence Gooden, pays tribute to this icon of Jacksonville’s social, cultural and economic heritage. Once the largest rail terminal in the South, the Jacksonville Terminal transported millions of passengers over 55 years, until the last passenger train departed in 1974. Join us to celebrate the memories and history of this grand transportation center! RSVP requested at attached link.
Reserve Old St. Andrews for your Holiday Party Reward your clients or staff with a Holiday Party in Old St. Andrews surrounded by the 17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza regalia! Turnkey or ala carte formats available, including catering, audio/visual equipment, music, wait staff, bartending, passed hors d’oeuvres and parking. Request a date at the link above […]
Cemeteries as Outdoor Museums Wednesday, October 23 – 6:30pm Cemeteries are valuable places of learning and are a largely underutilized type of outdoor history. Join the Jacksonville Historical Society in collaboration with the Florida Public Archaeology Network as we explore the lessons and history we can discover at our historic cemeteries. Emily Jane Murray, M.A., […]