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The Jacksonville Historical Society's next program
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

100 Years New

with Biological Programs Registrar
Alan Rost

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

at Old St. Andrew's, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

6:30 p.m. reception
7 p.m. program

For more information, click here!

View the Jacksonville Historical Society's

Online Historical Collection

also Archives Collection Highlights

JHS Announces Jacksonville's 12 Most Endangered Landmarks
The Jacksonville Historical Society's "Twelve Worth Saving" is the annual list of the most endangered historic properties in Jacksonville.

Have your wedding or party at the beautiful and historic 
Old St Andrews Church

Click on the photo at left for more details.



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 Fundraiser!

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.

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Jacksonville Historical Society
317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32202-2217
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Emily LisskaExecutive Director
Meghan PowellOffice
Administrator & Event Coordinator

Phone: 904-665-0064
FAX: 904-665-0069
Jacksonville Historical Society  Archives at Old St. Luke’s
314 Palmetto Street
Jacksonville  32202

Lauren Swain Mosley, Archivist

Phone: 904-374-0296   Email

The Jacksonville Historical Society was founded in 1929 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is dedicated to preserving the history of northeast Florida and educating citizens about culture, architecture and history of the area. It produces books, television programs, oral histories, and numerous public presentations to achieve these goals. For both researchers and the public, the society's archives provides access to the largest repository of historical records, photographs, documents, and objects in this region.

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