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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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JHS 450th exhibit and 15 others honored by Preservation Commission

Jacksonville Historical Society was honored by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission on May 7 for outstanding achievement in heritage education. More specifically, the society was recognized for its June 2014 event and exhibit at City Hall to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the French settlement of La Caroline. The week long exhibit included original artwork […]

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Would you like to be a volunteer docent?

You are invited to become part of the society’s great volunteer team by becoming a docent for the Merrill House History Museum. We are eagerly seeking new guides who can help interpret the turn-of-the-century lifestyle that is showcased in this elaborately decorated family home that also highlights an era of limited electricity and plumbing. With […]

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