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At the Jacksonville Historical Society, we’re making history every day. Our monthly Speakers Series offers in-depth information on surprising and diverse aspects of our city’s past, and our fun Pop Up events are designed to bring attention to the forgotten history buried in our own back yard. Throughout the year, we also lead countless school groups on “insider tours” of our city’s most significant landmarks and events. Why don’t you join us?

Oct
27
Tue
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Oct
28
Wed
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Oct
29
Thu
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Nov
3
Tue
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Nov
4
Wed
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Nov
5
Thu
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Nov
10
Tue
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Nov
11
Wed
2015
The Spirit of ’45: A Home-front Retrospective
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Spirit of '45: A Home-front Retrospective @ Old St. Luke's Hospital | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

An exhibit with guest curator, Stephen Cargile.

The Jacksonville Historical Society pauses to reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a war that forever changed our city, our nation and the world. The monumental local role in the effort is highlighted in an exhibit of photographs and objects from guest curator, Stephen Cargile. The exhibit also includes items from the society’s collections, including Merrill Family Liberty Ship images.

The exhibit is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning August 13th and ending Veteran’s Day, November 11th located at Old St. Luke’s, 314 Palmetto Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This exhibit and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A., Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

Feb
29
Mon
2016
Ribault to the Revolution
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Shipwreck Archaeology at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

 

Chuck Meide, Director of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), offers updates o the search for the lost ships in Jean Ribault’s fleet. He’ll also focus on a major underwater wreck dating to Revolutionary War years that has yielded extraordinary finds — everything except the ships name! Near the end of the American Revolution, the ship out of Charleston was on its way to St. Augustine filled with fleeing loyalist escaping to British East Florida. Meide believes the ship stopped in route to St. Augustine at St. Johns Town, a town of British loyalist located at St. Johns Bluff about six miles from the St. Johns River mouth. Later, the ship sunk as it approached St. Augustine’s treacherous inlet.

An Atlantic Beach, Florida native, Chuck Meide attended Florida State University, receiving both his bachelor and master degrees in anthropology with a focus on underwater archaeology. He is currently Chuckcompleting his PhD through the College of William and Mary. Meide has participated in and supervised a wide variety of maritime archaeological projects, including investigations of submerged prehistoric hunting and occupation sites; 16th and 17th century Spanish galleon wrecks; Confederate ironclad and Union supply ship wrecks; the earliest Western river steamboat excavation by archaeologists; and La Salle’s ship la Belle lost in 1686.

 

This event is open to the public. A suggested donation for non-members is $5, unless a student with an I.D.

 

This program and the 2015-16 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A. Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

 

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Elvis Has Left the Building
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The 60th Anniversary of the King at the Florida Theatre1956-FlaThtr-Poster-Aug-320

Elvis performed in Jacksonville many times — once as an opening act for country music singer Hank Snow. But the Elvis appearances everyone still talks about sixty years later were August 10 and 11, 1956, when he headlined at the Florida Theatre. Judge Marion Gooding stood in the wings to insure Presley’s movements excluded hip twisting and grinding. We’ll hear from individuals who were in the audience or involved with the event.

Country music radio pioneer and concert promoter of the day, Marshall Rowland, knew Elvis and will offer firsthand accounts of “the King” in Jacksonville.

We’ll also here the story of Jacksonville’s Landon High English teacher, Mae Axton, who co-wrote the Elvis hit, Heartbreak Hotel.

Elvis is gone, but six decades later, Jacksonville still talks about his memorable local connections.

 

Free parking is available in the lot behind the Merrill House and Old St. Andrew’s, along Duval Street.
Security will be on duty.
Your guests are welcome.
A suggested donation for non-members is $5, students free with proper ID.

 

This program and the 2016-17 JHS program series is generously sponsored by Retina Associates, P.A. Dr. Fred H. Lambrou, Jr.

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