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Add your name to Jacksonville’s legacy.

The City of Jacksonville and its citizens celebrated, commemorated, and elevated the 200th anniversary of its June 15, 1822 founding with a community festival and fireworks display on June 11, 2022. A year later, on June 7, 2023, the Bicentennial Bell was unveiled at the Jacksonville Public Library downtown, where it will be on display until a permanent site is located. Funding is ongoing!

You can be part of Jacksonville’s Bicentennial legacy by contributing to the monument that will support this gorgeous custom-made bronze bell. Markers at the site will feature the names of those companies, organization, families and individuals who graciously recognize the significance and importance of this permanent monument through a donation ($2,500 for businesses and organizations; $1,000 for individuals and families; donations under $1000 will be listed collectively as from “The Citizens of Jacksonville, Florida”).

While funding and site planning continue for its permanent home downtown, the bell will be on display at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street. Questions? Contact Bicentennial Bell Chairperson Aaron Gibson-Evans at

Alan J. Bliss, CEO, Jacksonville Historical Society; Matt Carlucci, Jacksonville City Councilmember; David Auchter, Board Chair, Jacksonville Historical Society; Kate A. Hallock, Chief of Staff, Jacksonville Historical Society, and Aaron Gibson-Evans, Bicentennial Bell Chair.

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