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“Bud” Hayden was a devoted member who “made all the difference” Calvin Earl “Bud” Hayden, a native of Jacksonville, died May 2, at age 72. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Branch Hayden. Bud was a devoted member of the Jacksonville Historical Society, and, in fact, provided a generous gift to […]

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Joann Purdie

Joann’s efforts have been crucial to sustain the JHS Joann Purdie serves the Historical Society quietly, yet her projects and successes are big. For five years she has captured the board meeting record as secretary and Executive Board member — no simple task. In addition, for the past three years, Joann has served at the […]

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Ed Booth, Jr.

New JHS President is longtime history advocate Ed Booth, Jr. Newly elected Jacksonville Historical Society President Edward M. Booth Jr., a longtime local history advocate, and a former JHS Vice-President began his term on May 28, 2015. Previously, he lead JHS efforts to save local landmarks through an endangered structures program that garnered considerable media […]

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Board Member Extraordinaire

Robert Hennigar He’s a pilot, diver, actor, and technology expert. Renaissance man and new Historical Society board member, Robert Hennigar, grew up in pristine central Maine. In fact, he remained in the state until his graduation from the University of Maine with a degree in electrical engineering.  It’s where he met his wife, Tosha, also […]

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