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Will there be a Gingerbread Extravaganza this year?

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Gingerbread! Plans are underway for the 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza in December! What shape the event will actually take has yet to unfold. While the Jacksonville Historical Society is working on plans for a modified exhibit in Old St. Andrew’s Church, we’re also planning on a virtual exhibit in […]

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17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza

Experience over fifty gingerbread creations, take the Scavenger Hunt challenge, vote for the Peoples’ Choice Awards, tour the Historic Merrill House and more at “one of the most creative shows in Jacksonville!” Continue reading here for dates and details.

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South’s Best Holiday Experience

Southern Living magazine had a story in its December 2015 issue that named the Extravaganza among the “South’s best holiday experiences.” The Gingerbread Extravaganza was one of only four events selected. The brief, but highly visible article mentioned that amateur and professional creations were shown side by side.  They also gave a nod to the […]

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Gingerbread Extravaganza is featured in Southern Living

The 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza is getting some much deserved press outside of Jacksonville. Southern Living magazine ran story in its December issue that named the Extravaganza among the “South’s best holiday experiences.” The Gingerbread Extravaganza was one of only four events selected. The brief, but highly visible article mentioned that amateur and professional […]

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A Remarkable Gift: Delores Barr Weaver’s grant in perpetuity begins in 2015

Delores Barr Weaver recently announced a remarkable gift to the Jacksonville Historical Society and 19 other area organizations. Beginning in 2015, the society along with the other non-profit groups will receive an annual $10,000 grant in perpetuity. For the Historical Society, the grant punctuates two decades of generous support by Mrs. Weaver. The innovative grant […]

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People’s Choice Winners

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea*, inspired by the famous Jules Verne novel, was the far-and-away winner of the People’s Choice award at JHS’s 12th Annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza, which concluded December 23, 2014. This was the vote cast by people who attended the Extravaganza and were asked to select their favorite gingerbread house/creation. Built by […]

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Gingerbread Extravaganza

Jacksonville’s beloved holiday tradition returns December 4th. 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 4th through December 21st, and will be held at Old St. Andrews, located across the street from Veterans Memorial Arena. For more information about […]

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