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The silver lining in the very dark coronavirus cloud is the CARES (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security) Act. Read more to see how you can help the Jacksonville Historical Society.

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Reminiscent of the 1920s when the Florida Casket Company erected its three-story casket factory, this old typewriter sits sentinel on the second floor, awaiting demolition in preparation for renovation.

Council approves funding request

Jacksonville City Council votes 16-1 in favor of appropriation bill to help Casket Factory building renovation Thanks to 16 of 19 City of Jacksonville Councilmembers, wheels are in motion for help from City Council to fund the $300,000 renovation campaign to establish a state-of-the-art archival processing and storage facility at the Jacksonville Historical Society. On […]

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Black History Hidden in Plain Sight

Since acquiring the photo collection of the Florida Times-Union, we have spent considerable time working with its rich and diverse materials. Whether it’s a national media outlet in need of a photo of a young Hank Aaron, or preparations for our recent Speaker Series program at Edward Waters College, we enjoy any opportunity to go […]

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The Aging of Urban Churches

In recent months, Jacksonville’s historic buildings have been a lively topic in the public discourse. The attention drawn by the demolition of Fire Station #5, on Riverside Avenue, as well as that of a group of houses in the Cathedral District, has raised awareness and sensitivity to the future of old buildings. The conversation promises […]

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The Great Fire Run Jacksonville Historical Society May 2, 2020

Great Fire Run to be rescheduled

The Jacksonville Historical Society has tentatively rescheduled the race for November 7. Stay tuned in coming weeks for more details! Fanning the flames for the Great Fire Run! 5K and 1 Mile Race to benefit Jacksonville Historical Society. The Jacksonville Historical Society will hold the Great Fire Run of 2020, a 5K and 1 Mile […]

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