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Gingerbread Extravaganza

Jacksonville’s beloved holiday tradition returns December 8th. The Gingerbread Extravaganza showcases gigantic gingerbread confections and benefits the children’s programs of the Jacksonville Historical Society. The event will be open from December 8th through December 27th, and will be held at Old St. Andrew’s Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., located across the street from VyStar […]

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Pop Up History

Jacksonville history “Pops Up” all over town! A crowd of 175 people gathered at Intuition Ale Works at 720 King Street for our most recent Pop Up History event to hear the story of Silvertown, a forgotten little town from the 1880s which was swallowed up by the growing Riverside neighborhood. Historian Wayne Wood performed […]

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JHS Completes Purchase of Old St. Luke’s Hospital

As the Jacksonville Historical Society celebrates its 84th anniversary in 2013, we’re  preparing for the next 80 years with the most significant acquisition in our history. The Society has purchased the 1878 St. Luke’s Hospital property at Palmetto and Duval Streets, as well as the adjacent 1920 Florida Casket Company Building, Our goal is to […]

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