2014 Gingerbread House Extravaganza Workshop:
Design Your Own Piece of City History - Build a Gingerbread House!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
at Old St. Andrew's, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Begins at 2pm
The Jacksonville Historical Society will host a FREE Gingerbread Workshop Sunday, September 28 at 2pm at Jacksonville
Historical Society headquarters, Old St. Andrew's, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., across the street from the Veteran's Memorial Arena.
The workshop is not required to participate in the Gingerbread, however, the Gingerbread COmmittee requests a Builder's
Permit, avilable free at the workshop or at www.gingerbreadjax.org.
The Extravaganza benefits Jacksonville Historical Society's children's programs and the organization's archival repository
where rare documents and images of Jacksonville's history are maintained.
The Historical Society's 2nd Annual Halloween Party
On Friday October 24, 2014, the Jacksonville Historical Society will stage the second annual Halloween Party in the Casket
Factory, following up on its 2013 success as the greatest Halloween party in Jacksonville’s history. It will take place once
again at the Casket Factory, a mysterious old brick building on the edge of downtown. It is 15,000 square feet, partially
covered with vines, and thought by many to be haunted.
This event is a fund-raiser to support the restoration and maintenance of Old St. Luke’s Hospital, a National Register
landmark constructed in 1878 and owned by the Jacksonville Historical Society. Old St. Luke’s and the Casket Factory are located at
314 Palmetto Street, adjacent to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
The party will include live bands (including Mama Blue!), outstanding food "bites" (served 9pm-10:30pm), libations, dancing, a costume contest, and performers!
At midnight, the winner of the Totally Amazing Costume Contest will be announced! Our theme for this year's party will be announced soon!
Stay tuned for ticket sales and more information!
To view over 150 programs on the Jacksonville History Channel,
click the photo above.
Now showing on the Jacksonville History Show, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and we look back at one of the most important weather events in Jacksonville history – Hurricane Dora (1964).
The show can be seen at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 on Comcast Cable Ch. 99 and at various unscheduled times thereafter. It will also be posted on this website, making it available whenever you want to see it.