In observance of National Historic Preservation Month, the Jacksonville Historical Society released its 2020 list of Jacksonville’s Most Endangered Buildings.
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Eighth grade students in an advanced creative writing class at LaVilla School of the Arts interviewed JHS Archivist Mitch Hemann for a story about the Great Fire of 1901.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Due to health and life safety concerns with large gatherings during this time of COVID-19 crisis, the April 23 program has been cancelled at this time. The Jacksonville Historical Society Speaker Series program shines a spotlight on the people and events that have shaped Jacksonville’s past. The Honorable Brian J. Davis, a United States District […]
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 […]
The Jacksonville Historical Society very much regrets the need to adapt to current concerns about the corona virus and public gatherings, but has deemed it best for the community to reschedule the March 18 event for some time in July. Staff will reach out to all who have already registered for the event next week. […]
The logo that the public has associated with the Jacksonville Historical Society for more than 15 years features the towering spiral of Old St. Andrew’s, but it’s all too often confused as the logo of a functioning church. A newly adopted logo references its forerunner but clearly portrays the archival repository and the 1878 Old […]