Visit the Jacksonville Historical Society’s collection of oral history videos on YouTube. Learn about the city’s rich history, including the consolidation of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County governments in 1968, Civil Rights struggles, the city’s greatest landmarks, the city as a melting pot, notable hurricanes and more. There are over 50 oral history videos in the collection and we’re adding to it as fast as we can. Additionally, we have access to a collection of more than 100 videos created under Historian At Large Dr. Wayne Wood. Be sure to check those out as well!
If you know of someone who has a great story to share about Jacksonville, let us know so that we can capture the oral history. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Additionally, you might enjoy attending one of the monthly Speaker Series programs, where local citizens share their knowledge of and interest in a variety of topics. Some of the events are evening programs with a social hour before the speaker while others are a lunch-and-learn program. Most are held at Old St. Andrews, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., but JHS also takes the program on the road to other venues.