Bicentennial

Jacksonville celebrates 200 years of rich history

Jacksonville celebrates 200 years of rich history

Thousands of Jacksonville residents lined the streets downtown on June 11th to celebrate 200 years of the River City’s rich history. The celebrations included a parade, live music, exhibits, and fireworks. As part of the City’s coordinated efforts to celebrate, The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is hosting a bicentennial exhibit to showcase how […]

Bicentennial – Looking back, looking forward to next 200 years

Bicentennial – Looking back, looking forward to next 200 years

At this writing, Jacksonville’s 200th anniversary is a few weeks away. The Jacksonville Historical Society has accepted a convening role in gathering the people of this sprawling, complicated city to hear and share their stories. Those range from inspiring to mysterious, and from heroic to heartbreaking. We do not shrink from any of them, because […]

Jacksonville’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever: Register for free day-long celebration, commemoration

Jacksonville’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever: Register for free day-long celebration, commemoration

Even if you believe you’ll be around to celebrate Jacksonville’s Semiquincentennial in 2072, this is the year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding, and Saturday, June 11 is the day to join the free, family-friendly event (registration at Eventbrite encouraged). The party begins at noon at James Weldon Johnson Park (across from […]