The history of the American passport photo is a lot more interesting than you might expect. See what a dig through the archives revealed about Jacksonville passports.
A little more than a century ago, Jacksonville citizens faced loss in many ways from a series of events that were documented, for the most part, by news reporters and photographers, along with diaries and journals by citizens. Today we face a similar life-as-we-know-it-altering situation. How will we tell this story for future generations?
Eighth grade students in an advanced creative writing class at LaVilla School of the Arts interviewed JHS Archivist Mitch Hemann for a story about the Great Fire of 1901.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]